The Growth Awards
Each year, Syngenta profiles growers and farm advisers from different regions across Australia and New Zealand, showcasing their contribution in one of the following categories:
Productivity: Recognises growers and advisers who use best practice in achieving consistent productivity gains.
Sustainability: Recognises growers and advisers who are committed to addressing industry issues to create a sustainable and profitable future.
Community & People: Recognises growers and advisers who make a leading contribution to their community, workers and fellow growers.
Nominations for the Growth Awards are invite-only and 26 regional winners are chosen from the pool of nominees and announced in November.
The regional winners are invited to attend The Growth Awards dinner in December, where the overall Growth Awards winners are announced. The winners are chosen by an independent panel comprised of industry representatives and stakeholders and have the opportunity to participate in a Syngenta overseas study tour.
2018 Winners & Finalists - New Zealand
Today’s growers face a tough challenge: sustainably growing food and fibre for a growing global population. That’s why in 2013, Syngenta launched the Good Growth Plan - to make a lasting positive impact on the farmers and rural communities who provide the world’s food security and long-term sustainability of our planet. Supporting the goals of the Good Growth Plan, Syngenta runs its annual Growth Awards to recognise innovation, best practice and leadership in Australian and New Zealand agribusiness.
“The goal of the Growth Awards is to recognise growers and advisers who are making a difference to the industry through leadership, best practice and innovation” - Paul Luxton, Syngenta Territory Head – Australasia.
“We’ve been working on our farm’s sustainability model for 20 years, and the Growth Awards provides recognition that our work is making a different to the environment, and the hard work does get noticed by the public”- David Birkett, Grower from Leeston NZ (2015 winner Sustainability Category)