Frontier Strategy Group Partners With Syngenta on Food Security in Emerging Markets

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - Frontier Strategy Group ("FSG"), a leading provider of decision-critical information to senior executives responsible for emerging markets, has recently developed a food security index in partnership with Syngenta Asia Pacific called the Rice Bowl Index.

Richard Leggett, Chief Executive Officer of FSG, presented at yesterday's launch of the Index in Bangkok, Thailand, alongside the World Economic Forum's East Asia Summit.

"FSG is proud to have the opportunity to partner with innovative companies like Syngenta to develop solutions that drive positive social impact in emerging markets. Food security is a serious issue with global implications, and we feel the Rice Bowl Index is an initial step towards raising awareness and broadening the dialogue towards more secure and sustainable food sources," said Mr. Leggett.

The Rice Bowl Index was designed to facilitate positive and productive dialogue, collaboration and action between governments, the private sector and other key stakeholders in the area of food security. It is a quantitative and qualitative diagnostic tool which examines the key enablers and disablers of food security for a country. Designed to translate the complexity of food security into an opportunity for action, the Rice Bowl Index is a tool which assesses how robust a country's capacity is to address the challenges of food security. The Index is the result of a collaborative effort between Syngenta, FSG and Professor Paul Teng.

"Frontier Strategy Group was a natural fit to collaborate with us on the Rice Bowl Index. Given our long-term partnership with FSG in Asia, they have been able to help us respond to a variety of complex emerging markets challenges through a combination of their analytics, research and community of experts," said Andrew McConville, Head of Corporate Affairs Asia Pacific for Syngenta.

In addition to Syngenta, Frontier Strategy Group also partners with senior executives responsible for emerging markets at over 200 large multinational companies across industries and geographies.

About Frontier Strategy Group
Frontier Strategy Group (FSG) is a leading information services firm providing decision-critical solutions to senior executives responsible for emerging markets. Over 2,000 senior executives partner with FSG for ongoing emerging markets analytics, research and expert community access. FSG is headquartered in Washington D.C. with regional offices in Singapore, London, and Miami. For more information, visit or follow FSG on Twitter @FrontierStrtGrp.

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