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Friday, September 22, 2017

Tour de Farm 2017 – A review in pictures

What will potato farming be like in 2025? This year’s Tour de Farm stirred an open discussion on this question. More than 200 visitors, most of them farmers but also including wholesalers and local politicians, joined the event in Belgium and the Netherlands to learn more about drift reduction, biologicals, point source contamination, operator safety, weed control – and much more. »  more

Friday, September 15, 2017

High-quality fruits from Spain

Spain is one of the top producers of fruits and vegetables in the European Union. Spanish growers, however, face an increasing number of challenges. Bayer Food Chain Partnership supports them in growing high-quality produce. “As soon as Bayer explained its project to us, we immediately signed up,” says Joaquín Ferrer of the Spanish producer Frutinter. »  more

Jan-Cees van der Maas wants to preserve his land for his children later on.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

“I’m proud of what I have built”

How can I preserve my land? That is a question many farmers ask themselves every day. Jan-Cees van der Maas from the Netherlands is one of them. That’s why he regularly analyzes his water and started using biological products. »  more

Erika Bernal, President of Bayer for Central America and the Caribbean, and Víctor M. Villalobos, Director General of IICA , signing the agreement

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Online training: strengthening smallholder farmers in the Americas

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and Bayer have formed a regional partnership to launch a BayG.A.P. online training course on best-in-class agricultural practices. »  more

Willy Ronsmans was one of the first farmers in Belgium who implemented micro-dams in his fields

Friday, August 25, 2017

A pioneer in sustainable potato farming

Potato farming in Belgium is challenging, not least of all because the hilly landscape is very vulnerable to erosion. Farmer Willy Ronsmans has taken several measures to protect his soil and produce. »  more

Friday, August 18, 2017

Welcome to Tour de Farm 2017!

The two hosts of this year’s Tour de Farm, Willy Ronsmans from Belgium and Jan-Cees van der Maas from the Netherlands, welcome you to join them on their farms – and learn more about sustainability and innovations in potato farming. »  more

Friday, August 11, 2017

Trends in modern agriculture

How can new technologies and innovations in sustainable agriculture support farmers and be implemented throughout the entire food value chain? One thing is clear: innovations alone aren’t enough – we need reliable partnerships so that innovative solutions can reach their full potential. »  more

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A journey of continuous improvement – in numbers

Since it was launched in 2005, Bayer Food Chain Partnership has promoted sustainable agriculture in numerous initiatives around the globe and worked with farmers, traders, processors, and retailers in different countries. Have a look at this graph for more in-depth insights. »  more

Friday, July 21, 2017

Meeting the demand for sustainably produced soybeans

Brazil is the second largest soybean producer in the world. The demand for sustainably produced soybeans is rising all over the world. To meet the requirements of international markets, Brazilian farmers need to get certified. Bayer and Cefetra support them in obtaining certification and in producing soy responsibly. »  more

Friday, July 14, 2017

How to trace the food on your plate

Where does my food come from and how was it grown? This is a question more and more people are asking themselves. Jenny Maloney, Food Chain Sustainability Manager at Bayer in the United States, has been exposed to farming and growing food all her life. However, while she knows how to grow her own fruits and vegetables, she still needed to know how to pick safe food that did not come from her own garden. That is why she decided to take a closer look at the food that ends up on her plate. »  more

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