The Food Chain Partnership expresses our belief that together with our partners in the food chain we can build relationships that benefit everyone. There are now more than 240 Food Chain Partnerships in over 30 countries covering most of the main fruit and vegetable crops.


Benefits for farmers

Bayer CropScience provides farmers with innovative crop protection products, seeds, and services, as well as advice on the optimal use of products and application technologies.expand

Bayer experts often complement their expertise by teaming up with local partners specializing in beneficials or post-harvest treatments. Farmers benefit through better market access, more secure income, higher yields, and cost-effective, sustainable use of agrochemicals. minimize

Benefits for processors

Food Chain Partnership provides traceability and transparency – making ongoing quality improvements possible.expand

Processors know where their crops come from, can identify weak spots, and systematically enhance production processes. Here, experts from Bayer CropScience are at hand to provide advice and support. Processors benefit from the consistently high quality of crops, which minimizes losses during processing and storage, and maximizes their return on investment. minimize

Benefits for exporters/importers

Exporters and importers have to consider not only the local quality standards of the producer country, but also those of the export market.expand

The crucial factor here is compliance with maximum residue limits (MRLs) and additional quality requirements. In the context of a Food Chain Partnership, Bayer CropScience applies its country-specific expertise on MRLs and import tolerances to help ensure these legally binding standards are met. High-quality crops minimize the risk of default for traders. minimize

Benefits for retailers

As consumers become increasingly food-conscious, retailers face the challenge of maintaining and boosting consumer confidence in the produce they sell. expand

Food Chain Partnership brings retailers significant benefits. Controlled and consistently high quality enables retailers to build up consumer confidence in their produce. A constant supply of produce ensures daily availability. Efficient production methods and fewer losses mean competitive prices. All this adds up to greater customer confidence and better profits for all value chain partners. minimize

Benefits for consumers

In 2050, there will be more than nine billion mouths to feed worldwide. Now and in the future, consumers want good food at reasonable prices – if possible all year round. expand

In addition, consumers are increasingly concerned about environmental, social, and economic topics, and are willing to act on these concerns. So the Food Chain Partnership message is simple: consumers can be sure the food they are buying has been produced in a sustainable manner. All partners along the value chain have done their best to safeguard the well-being of future generations. minimize

New story of partnership

Growing broccoli in Valle de Santiago, Mexico

José Uribe Estrada grows broccoli in Valle de Santiago, Mexico. He participates in our Food Chain Partnership and reaps its benefits: 'The training we receive from the experts at Bayer CropScience helps us to work cost-effectively and produce the right quality.'  »  more

About Food Chain Partnership - Who is Who

Here you can find the Food Chain Partnership contacts. You also have the possibility to download the contacts as vCard to your mail client and your smartphone or tablet.  »  more
Bayer Division Crop Science

Food Chain Partnership
Phone: +49 2173 38 48 28
Fax: +49 2173 38 33 83

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