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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Working together with Solidaridad in Mexico

Sugar cane is one of the most important crops in Mexico due to its economic and social relevance. Mexico has an estimated 180,000 sugar cane farmers, most of whom are smallholder farmers working at low productivity and living in extreme poverty. »  more

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Co-developing a new tool to professionalize agriculture

Bayer has teamed up with SCOPEinsight, IFC, and CNFA to develop a new assessment tool that measures the level of professionalism of suppliers who provide input to farmers. The Food Chain Partnership team works together with agricultural distributors to give farmers the right tools to meet the requirements of the value chain. »  more

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Agriculture is key to the development of the Americas

The Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is an institution committed to agricultural development and rural well-being. In this interview, Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA, talks about his vision for the Americas. »  more

Friday, August 3, 2018

Where does chocolate come from?

Whether it’s a brownie, a cocoa drink or a chocolate bar – almost everybody likes chocolate. In 2017, according to the International Cocoa Organization, around 7.6 million tons of retail chocolate confectionery was consumed worldwide. But where does cocoa come from? »  more

Friday, July 27, 2018

A trough and a dam

Soil is the most important resource for farmers – one tablespoon of soil contains more organisms than people living on earth. But the degree of soil degradation in the European Union is significant. It is therefore essential to manage soil in an environmentally sustainable way. »  more

André Laperrière, Executive Director of GODAN

Friday, July 20, 2018

“Only together can we make this world stronger”

At the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) in Utrecht, Netherlands, we talked to André Laperrière, Executive Director of the Global Open Data Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), about tackling current and future challenges in food production, for example in Africa. »  more

From left to right: Dr. Chainarong (Kasetsart University), Mr. Sinsamut (Srisangdaw Rice Mill), Simon-Thorsten Wiebusch (Bayer), Krisada Boonrach (Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives), and Anan Suwannarat (Director General of Thailand’s Rice Department) at the Bayer booth in Bangkok.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Making world-famous rice from Thailand even more successful

In so many ways, rice is essential for the people in Thailand – especially for the farmers. Together with local and international partners, Bayer safeguards the sustainable production of high-quality, internationally certified rice. »  more

Friday, June 29, 2018

BayG.A.P. in Greece: Growing Knowledge

Capacity building is not only an issue in Asia or Africa. In Europe, too, farmers often need support in implementing good agricultural practices. That’s why Chrissi Kotonia, Sustainable Agriculture Manager at Bayer, travels all over Greece to spread the word about BayG.A.P. »  more

The new BayG.A.P. pollinator module trains farmers to identify the factors affecting bee health.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

New BayG.A.P. module to promote pollinator protection

Around three quarters of the most important food crops depend on pollination by insects. To better protect beneficial insects, Bayer has added a pollinator module to its BayG.A.P. Service Program. »  more

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sustainable soy production in Brazil

Brazil is the second-largest soy producer in the world, and the country’s producing area is expected to increase considerably over the next ten years. To help ensure that this development is sustainable – for the environment, the local farmers, and their communities – Bayer is working together with Brazil’s main agricultural cooperatives. »  more

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