The map below shows the number of people (i.e., farm workers, farm owners, smallholders, product distributors, employees, and other people who may be exposed to crop protection products) trained on the responsible handling and use of crop protection products. You can select a country on the map to see the details.
Training sessions focus on the 5 golden rules on the safe use of crop protection products. They can be awareness sessions of at least 15 minutes focused only on the 5 golden rules or dedicated sessions of more than 60 minutes tackling specialized safe use topics such as sprayer operator or medical training. Sessions are either conducted by Syngenta or together with training partners (e.g., government agencies, NGOs, and industry associations).
In 2022, we trained 12.9 million people on the responsible handling and use of crop protection products, including 10.1 million smallholder farmers, representing an 18% and 52% respective increase compared to 2021. The number of training programs in Asia Pacific grew exponentially resulting in an increase of 51% for both number of people and smallholders trained.