Farming relies on biodiversity to maintain a healthy equilibrium with nature and ensure resilient food production.

And yet biodiversity, or the different kinds of life found in an area, is declining at an alarming rate on agricultural land.

Globally, 35% of food production comes from crops that depend on pollinators, such as bees and insects, but intensive agricultural practices have been linked to the loss of these keystone species.

We know biodiversity is important - but to better understand it, and how we can protect it, we need more on-the-ground data.

Working with partners, Syngenta Group is drawing from its digital expertise to spearhead new technologies that measure biodiversity above and below ground.

Because protecting biodiversity is our collective responsibility.

A new tool to measure 
biodiversity above ground 

To understand the impact of our actions on biodiversity, and how we can restore it, we need data: lots of it.

We need clear, verifiable information on what species are found on farmland, how agriculture affects their environment and what climate change means for them.

Until now, this data has not been widely available – so we created our own system to collect it. 

Our Biodiversity Sensor Project autonomously collects reliable biodiversity information and shares it to a network of key stakeholders.

This gives farmers, researchers and policy makers the data they need to make informed decisions to help biodiversity thrive.

Initially focusing on bee pollinators, our sensor is the first step in building a continuous stream of global, interconnected biodiversity networks that help safeguard the environment.

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