18 July 2022, India: Country Head & Managing Director of Syngenta India Susheel Kumar and Chief Information & Digital Officer, Syngenta Group Feroz Sheikh announced this breakthrough Make in India innovation to tackle global agriculture problem. The two leaders also flagged off India’s first Drone Yatra, that will travel 10,000 kms to create awareness on drone spraying among 10,000 farmers.
Syngenta is committed to tackling the global challenge of feeding the world while respecting the earth. One of the primary goals is to identify, develop and scale a series of innovative, breakthrough transformations that will enable the world’s farmers to increase yields while increasing environmental sustainability — including the enhancement of biodiversity.
The Yatra will travel to 13 states to demonstrate and educate farmers on use of drones. Use of drones, and a host of other technology-led innovations, are in keeping with the commitments to help Indian farmers improve their yield, increase their profitability and grow more sustainably. For 94 years of our existence in India, Syngenta has been at the forefront of innovation, and served Indian farmers with quality crop protection products, seeds and solutions that are produced entirely in India for India.
Syngenta India also signed an MoU with the best-in-class research institution – Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar in Haryana for identifying, developing and scaling a series of innovative, breakthrough transformations in the agriculture sector.
Initial phase of the biodiversity project will endeavor to identify and quantify insect life in and around farms – to better track and measure the population of insects that contribute to a healthy agriculture biosphere.