Our Crop Science division is aligned to the long-term trends of the agricultural markets. Our aim is to help shape the future of the agricultural industry with innovative offerings that enable the production of sufficient high-quality food, animal feed and renewable raw materials for a growing world population despite the limited amount of available arable land.
We want to contribute to global food security through an environmentally friendly and sustainable increase in agricultural productivity. Our innovation strength is intended to benefit both our customers and society as a whole and be the source of our long-term growth. Crop Science’s strategy is built on three cornerstones: leading the way in innovation, increasing customer centricity and promoting and further developing sustainable farming practices.
Bayer ForwardFarming is a knowledge platform that demonstrates sustainable agriculture in practice.
In partnership with independent farmers, the initiative creates opportunities for demonstration, dialogue and collaboration on farms around the world. Customized agronomic solutions, proactive stewardship measures, and partnerships are implemented to show how, in modern agriculture, sustainability can be achieved.
The Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project involves 71 partners and covers five sectors – arable, dairy, fruits, vegetables and meat. As a partner in the vegetable sector, Bayer contributes in developing the best digital solutions for effective and sustainable potato farming. This collaboration – co-funded by the European Union – started in January 2017 with the aim of developing innovative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions by improving and connecting digital applications already available on the European market.
Better Life Farming
Bayer, IFC (a member of the World Bank Group), Netafim, and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, launched a global alliance, Better Life Farming, to provide holistic and innovative solutions for smallholder farmers in the developing world to enable them to grow their farms into sustainable businesses.