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Philippe Binard, General Delegate of Freshfel Europe

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Secondary Standards Don’t Make Agriculture More Sustainable

The regulatory environment for food production in Europe is among the most stringent in the world. Some retailers have nevertheless developed secondary standards. These additional standards limit the use of plant protection products and disadvantage smallholder farmers without making agriculture more sustainable. »  more

Philippe Binard, General Delegate of Freshfel Europe

Thursday, April 13, 2017

“We need to take care of smallholder farmers”

Certification schemes help farmers around the world to access global markets. In this video, Flavio Alzueta, vice president and chief marketing officer at GLOBALG.A.P., talks about the importance of supporting smallholder farmers in their efforts to obtain certification — and how digital farming tools can reduce costs and increase the transparency of the supply chain. »  more

Philippe Binard, General Delegate of Freshfel Europe

Thursday, April 6, 2017

“Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword”

Stricter regulations from authorities, climate change, and consumers eating less fruit and vegetables – the fresh produce sector is facing a number of challenges. In this interview, Philippe Binard, General Delegate of Freshfel Europe, talks about possible solutions and why sustainability should not be used to gain competitive advantage. »  more

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Partnerships in agriculture are more important than ever

Sourcing sustainably grown food is a goal many distributors, retailers, and processors aim to reach — a common goal that has brought the global food chain closer together. »  more

Certification is a ticket to entry

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

“Certification is a ticket to entry”

Consumers want food that is both healthy and safe – and they want to know where it comes from. That is why European authorities have developed a number of regulations for the production of fruits and vegetables. Certification schemes enable farmers to comply with these requirements. In this video, experts from the value chain discuss why everyone benefits from certification. »  more

Ronald Guendel discussing corporate-supplier relationships.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Empowering farmers around the world

How can smallholder farmers be empowered to have a successful and sustainable business? This was the central point of discussion at the Sustainable Smallholder Development Forum in London. »  more

A passport to more transparency

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A passport to more transparency

The value chain is becoming more complex and the need for traceability is increasing accordingly. With the Field Passport, Bayer Food Chain Partnership has made the growing process more transparent while improving good agricultural practices. »  more

From left to right: Philippe Binard (Freshfel Europe), Marleen Vaesen (Greenyard), Christophe Bouchet (Primor Fruit), Dubi Raz (Netafim), Matthias Kremer (Bayer), Juan Colomina Figueredo (COEXPHAL), and moderator Chris White (Fruitnet).

Monday, February 20, 2017

“It’s essential that we all work together”

European farmers, traders, and retailers are currently facing many challenges. Bayer Food Chain Partnership helps growers tackle each of these challenges while connecting the entire value chain. Together with some of its partners, the company presented sustainable solutions for the future in its Exhibitor Forum at Fruit Logistica. »  more

Friday, February 10, 2017

Highlights from Fruit Logistica 2017

The 25th edition of Fruit Logistica was a record-breaking event – more than 3,000 exhibitors from 86 countries, and more than 70,000 visitors from more than 130 countries. The Bayer Food Chain Partnership booth attracted lots of visitors from all over the world. Click through our photo gallery for some highlights of Food Chain Partnership at Fruit Logistica 2017. »  more

Woman takes vegetables out of the shelf

Thursday, February 9, 2017

What are the challenges in European fruit and vegetable production?

The fruit and vegetable sector in Europe is undergoing major change and facing many challenges. At Fruit Logistica, Bayer again hosted the Exhibitor Forum to discuss these challenges – but also the opportunities in European fruit and vegetable cultivation – from the different perspectives of the value chain. Watch this video, which was played before the series of expert talks. »  more

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Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) Europe 2017

Utrecht, Holland, May 9-10, 2017

German Fruit & Vegetable Congress

Dusseldorf, September 21-22, 2017

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