Oct. 31, 2017, Ottawa – Canada and Syngenta Canada Inc. have renewed an expanded partnership that will see Syngenta Canada be the pillar partner for 4-H Canada’s Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security programming for the next three years.
The new partnership builds on a long history of collaboration between the two organizations, ensures continued support for existing programs and the development of new ones, in support of 4-H Canada’s work to help youth develop into skilled, engaged, and responsible leaders who are passionate about making meaningful contributions in the world around them.
In July, Syngenta Canada participated in the Global 4-H Network Summit hosted by 4-H Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, where sustainable agriculture and food security was among the topics explored.
“The extension of our partnership with Syngenta Canada is a testament to our successful working relationship. I am pleased to continue our work together as we both take an active role in support of youth getting engaged with their communities and their environment,” said Shannon Benner, 4-H Canada CEO.
“Through our partnership, Syngenta has and continues to show their commitment to fostering the value of youth leadership.”
In addition to support for existing programs and activities, the partnership between 4-H Canada and Syngenta Canada will also support the development of new programs, including the creation of a new soil health campaign.
“Sustainable agriculture and food security are, at their heart, about finding better ways to feed the world,” said Chris Davison, head of Corporate Affairs with Syngenta Canada.
For over 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected positive youth development organizations in Canada. 4-H Canada has close to 25,000 members and more than 7,600 volunteer leaders. The goal is to help young Canadians “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe, inclusive and fun environment.
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world-class science and innovative crop solutions, its 28,000 employees in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown.
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