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Making more slices from a single tomato

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Why two millimeters make a difference

How can tomatoes be developed that are more convenient for sandwiches? How can a tasty snack carrot be bred to have the least amount of green coloring possible? The Vegetable Seeds business of Bayer is looking for answers to these questions. And its services go beyond selling seeds – the company is connecting the entire value chain. »  more

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Numbers game – 25 successful years

Fruit Logistica, an international fresh produce fair, has been held in Berlin for a quarter of a century. Bayer Food Chain Partnership joined this journey of continuous improvement twelve years ago. The graph below shows some interesting facts and figures about the fair as well as the Bayer booth. »  more

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Infield inspections across Australia

For John Said of Fresh Select, innovation is very important. That’s why the Australian vegetable grower started very early to implement sustainable farming techniques and responsible practices to ensure top quality produce to the highest food safety standard. When he heard that Bayer Food Chain Partnership had a similar program, he said: “Let’s get this together and explore the synergies.” Watch this video and learn more about this partnership – and how John and his team perform rigorous quality controls at all of their contracted farms across Australia. »  more

Ronald Guendel from Costa Rica, Mehdia Mounir from Morocco, and Francisco Miro from Spain

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

International team for global success

It’s all about relationships and collaboration. For the global food chain to work – and that includes farmers, producers, processers, and retailers from all around the world –a vast network of partnerships is required. That’s exactly what the Food Chain Partnership team has been doing for more than ten years now. The annual Fruit Logistica is a great opportunity to get together and meet in person. »  more

Presenting Food Chain Partnership and BayG.A.P. in Amsterdam: Ronald Guendel, Birte Tschentke, Lena Sczepanik and Arnd Nenstiel

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

“We are at the limit of density”

Soil is a limited resource and is at risk of being compacted. In this interview, Jan van den Akker, internationally recognized expert on subsoil compaction from Wageningen University & Research, talks about the biggest threats to soil and what farmers can do in terms of prevention. »  more

Global Key Relation Manager Stephan Brunner on Fruit Logistica

Friday, December 9, 2016

“Benefits for the whole value chain”

Stephan Brunner, Global Key Relation Manager at Bayer, has been to Fruit Logistica for the last four years. For him it is a great platform to have discussions with farmers, processors, and retailers – for example on how farmers can improve crop protection residue management and how the entire value chain benefits from such sustainability measures. Watch this video and find out why he is certain that the Bayer booth at Fruit Logistica 2017 will again attract a large crowd. »  more

Table grapes are a highly sensitive fruit that spoils easily.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The times they are a-changing

In the early 20th century, over thirty percent of the entire population in the United States was engaged in farming. So were the great-grandparents of Jenny Maloney, Food Chain Sustainability Manager at Bayer. Her great-grandfather and later her grandfather farmed eighty acres in northern Colorado, a large farm at that time. Moreover, back then, there were no tractors, no air seeding technology, and most certainly no hand-held devices. However, although they didn’t know it by that name, one-hundred years ago, farmers were already engaged in sustainable farming. »  more

Friday, November 25, 2016

“Making a difference”

During his career, Ronald Guendel, Global Head of Food Chain Relations at Bayer, has been involved in different areas of the food value chain and has traveled to many parts of the world. What he likes most about Food Chain Partnership is that – whether in India, Spain or Latin America – they have always made a difference. Watch this video and find out what he has to say about the current challenges of the value chain and about his plans for the Food Chain Partnership initiative. »  more

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

French fries - from farm to fork

Tasty fries and potato specialties are increasing in popularity all over the world. However, it takes many steps before the products are ready for consumption. These photos show step-by-step how Farm Frites, a potato processor and member of Bayer Food Chain Partnership, ensures high-quality potato production. »  more

Table grapes are a highly sensitive fruit that spoils easily.

Monday, October 24, 2016

How to find a common standard

Promoting good agricultural practices requires standardization and certification. But who defines the standards and framework for certification systems? Dr. Arnd Nenstiel, Global Head of Agricultural Policy and Stakeholder Affairs at Bayer, was a panelist at this year’s GLOBALG.A.P. Summit in Amsterdam, where he focused on whether or not governments should regulate private sector standards. We talked to him after the panel discussion about the need for more public-private collaboration and the BayG.A.P. Service Program. »  more

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Food Chain Partnership
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Fax: +49 2173 38 33 83

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