Mr Caviezel said the company would bring competitive and discounted inputs to increase farmers’ agricultural productivity and improve their livelihoods.
He stated that the company would work toward improving farmers’ productivity by 30 per cent to 50 per cent.
‘‘We want to be a trusted partner. Our focus is to support food security.
‘‘What we want is more income for farmers and Nigeria leads on our priority list in Africa.
“This is because it has a large population, large economy and openness of the government to innovation, technology and this is the engine to improve agriculture.
‘‘The input or product alone is not enough, there is the follow up, how you use the products, and how you manage crops, this is very important and it can make a large difference.
‘‘If this product is not properly used, the poor farmer would have wasted money which is not expected. This is the solution we want to provide,’’ the regional director explained.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Syngenta is a biotechnology company, formed in 2000 by the merger of Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals.
Syngenta in 2014 became the world’s largest crop chemical producer, strongest in Europe. (NAN)