What is Operation Pollinator?
Here we will show to you how the project Operation Pollinator of Syngenta in diverse countries of the planet works.
Operation Pollynator is the name with which it is known our international program, which looks for the conservation and the improvement of the biodiversity in the agrarian surroundings. In Argentina we know the project with the name of Multifunctional Landscapes. This program comprises of our strategy of global viability, The Good Growth Plan.
The objective of the program Operation Pollinator is to increase to the number of insects pollenizers in agricultural fields of production. We know that the importance of these agents is considerable: almost three quarters of the cultures depend on the pollination (in this case, biotic) that they realise the insects, whose production almost increased to a 300% in the last 50 years. Esteem that the monetary contribution of the pollenizers to the global ecosystem is greater to ¬150 billions to the year.
But, during the past few years, these agents have been under threat and in frank diminution of population: the intensification of agriculture, the environmental contamination and the climate change is some of the causes that put them in check.
Against this background it is that our program Operation Pollinator was implemented, that, in the last 15 years, allowed to even create habitats in the fields of production, farms and in golf courses, essential for the biodiversity. These refuges provide nutritional nests and resources for the vectors pollenizers, as thus also for small mammals and birds of farm.
Also, also the farmers and the environment benefit, since the pollination and the control of plagues are factors that improve the yields of the cultures, assuring a sustainable agriculture and an environmental balance.
This initiative gives the present in the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
- The United Kingdom and Ireland
- The United States
In summary, Multifunctional Operation Pollinator (or Landscapes) is a project focused in potential the biodiversity in the agricultural landscapes, guaranteeing the preservation of the environment. Through this project, framed in the Good Growth Plan, Syngenta it takes a great passage towards viable agriculture.