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Fields of Opportunity event on Bayer ForwardFarm on October 17, 2022 puts a spotlight on the company’s industry-leading solutions to increase sustainable food production / Board member Rodrigo Santos calls for a new approach to agriculture and for closer collaboration at all levels to combat hunger while protecting the environment and mitigating climate change / Panel discussions with leading experts will be streamed live at 10.00 AM CEST on the internet
ROMMERSKIRCHEN, Germany, November 17, 2022 /CSRwire/ - Bayer is ramping up efforts to provide agricultural solutions that advance sustainability and boost productivity at the same time. With its cutting-edge and connected portfolio, the company is driving innovations in sustainable farming together with partners and helping to tackle two of the biggest challenges of our time: food security and climate change.
At its Fields of Opportunity event on the Bayer ForwardFarm in Rommerskirchen, Germany, Bayer shows how farmers can benefit from reducing their ecological footprint while also increasing their yields.
“The pressure on food systems and on the environment is greater than ever before which is leading to an increase in global hunger,” said Rodrigo Santos, Member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and President of the company’s Crop Science Division. “We need to accelerate the transformation of agriculture and implement solutions that are more sustainable and more productive at the same time. Re-thinking global food supply and intensifying collaboration with stakeholders on all levels is key to benefiting farmers, people, and the planet. To this end Bayer supports the combination of innovative products and digital technologies with carbon farming, low-till, cover crops and biodiversity protection.”
Against the backdrop of the looming food, energy and climate crisis, the event puts a particular focus on the following solutions and topics:
All of these topics and solutions will contribute to the ongoing transformation of agriculture. “In the future, farmers will measure the success of their farms as much by the terabytes of data captured from their fields or the tons of CO2 sequestered, as by the yield produced,” said Rodrigo Santos.
For the Fields of Opportunity event Bayer brings together leading experts from across the sector like Urs Niggli (agricultural scientist), Ruramiso Mashumba (Chairperson of Zimbabwe Farmers Union), Sara Menker (CEO of insights company Gro Intelligence) and Arianna Giuliodori (General Secretary of World Farmers Organization) to discuss solutions to overcome global hunger, support smallholder farmers and make agriculture more sustainable. The panels start at 10:00 AM CEST and can be watched via livestream.
Bayer has put sustainability at the heart of its strategy, ultimately aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in major agricultural markets – per kilogram of crop yield – by 30 percent by 2030. In addition, the company works towards reducing the environmental impact of crop protection products by 30 percent by 2030 and has committed to enable 100 million smallholder farmers to become more productive and profitable farms.
Note to editors: Please register to watch the panel discussions from 10:00 AM CEST to 12:00 CEST. You will receive the streaming link after registration. Via an exclusive chat function, questions to the panelists can be asked.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and the planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to driving sustainable development and generating a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2021, the Group employed around 100,000 people and had sales of 44.1 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 5.3 billion euros. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.
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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2015, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of EUR 46.3 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.6 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.3billion. These figures include those for the high-tech polymers business, which was floated on the stock market as an independent company named Covestro on October 6, 2015. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.
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