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Enhancing Biodiversity

Agricultural biodiversity is essential for plant breeding, crop diversity and more, and the benefits of biodiversity span from food security to erosion prevention. This interconnectedness of agriculture and nature is at the heart of our commitment to help more species flourish — and create new opportunities to increase biodiversity.

Ensuring a sustainable food supply requires each of us to play a part in preserving our land – and protecting pollinators and other beneficial insects. Read on to explore our resources and discover why biodiversity in agriculture matters.

on theFarm

Most farms include marginal, less productive land that can provide crucial habitats for wildlife, including pollinators. Started more than 15 years ago, Syngenta’s Operation Pollinator program supports growers in their effort to convert marginal farmland into corridors of flowering plants, providing habitat and foraging environments for bees and other pollinators.

Tips to help protect pollinators
worth of annual global food production relies on direct contributions by pollinators.1
See the benefits of biodiverse ecosystems
Under the Good Growth Plan, Syngenta has committed to enhancing biodiversity and soil health on 7.4 million acres of rural land every year through 2025.
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Bees alone contribute
nearly $20 billion
to the value of crop production in the United States each year.2
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Blueberries, almonds, cherries, squash, tomatoes and apples are among crops
dependent upon or benefited by insect pollination.3
Learn about pollinator and pesticide stewardship
More than one-third
of all crops depend on pollinators for propagation.4
Download the pollinator protection checklist
Scientists believe that for every 3 acres of marginal land planted to benefit pollinators, 100 acres will experience a significant positive impact.
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Man-made pollinator habitats show significant increases in pollinator numbers within 3 years.

Test your pollinator knowledge
Bees - Up to 600% increase BeesUp to 600% increase
Butterflies: 12 - fold gain Butterflies12 - fold gain
Beetles: 10 - fold gain Beetles10 - fold gain

Field Edge

Planting strips of flowering plants along the edges of farm properties and waterways prevent runoff and retain soil and nutrients, including potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus.

What is the environmental stewardship cycle?
Operation Pollinator creates habitats for pollinating insects and wildlife by planting field margins and pairing native wildflower species to specific farm needs in 30 countries.
Learn how biodiverse habits can thrive

off theField

Habitat corridors connect animal populations and help improve genetic variation and evolutionary adaptation.

How do we define sustainability?
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Farmers and landowners who have wildlife habitat management issues can access conservation and resource management assistance programs.5

Better habitat connectivity allows plants and animals to more easily spread and migrate with seasonal and climate changes, as well as enhances overall species richness and ecosystem resilience.6

See how biodiversity impacts climate change