Importance of Smallholder Farmers
Around the world, it is estimated that there are more than 500 million farms less than two football fields in size. These smallholder farms occupy 70-80 percent of the total global farm land and produce most of the world’s food.* A world that is hungry for nutritious food, and steady income. The responsibility is large, but for smallholder farmers, access to resources, markets and agricultural know-how often falls short.
*FAO State of Food & Agriculture Report, 2014
Smallholder Farmers’ Needs
ACCESS TO RESOURCES
ACCESS TO MARKETS
At Bayer, we have been working with smallholder farmers for many years. We want to empower them to reach their farming potential and foster reliable growth for their businesses, communities and livelihoods. In all our actions, we aim to create shared value for all parties: grow businesses, support sustainable agriculture, make our contribution to improve smallholder farmers’ lives and generate value to society.
Empowering Smallholder Farmers
We have learned there is no one solution that fits all. To tackle the diverse challenges smallholder farmers are faced with, we develop holistic and scalable approaches that continuously evolve in close teamwork with smallholder farmers with a focus on:
CUSTOMIZED AGRONOMIC SOLUTIONS
For more information fill out our contact us form and a Bayer Smallholder Farming representative will respond in a timely manner.