Syngenta AG is engaged in the manufacture, development, and distribution of crop protection products and seeds. It operates through the following geographical segments: Europe, Africa and Middle East; North America; Latin America; Asia Pacific; and Lawn and Garden. The four geographic regions comprise the integrated crop protection and seeds business. The Crop Protection business includes herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and seed treatments. The Seeds business operates in the high value commercial sector of field crops and vegetables. The Lawn and Garden business provides flowers, turf, and landscape products. The company was founded on November 12, 1999 and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.