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Food Chain Partnership
Working Together Toward a Sustainable Food System

The future requires that we develop innovative new solutions — and we can’t do it alone. It takes a wide variety of experts, ideas, and perspectives to shape the future by shaping agriculture, which is why our Food Chain Partnership is such a critical endeavor. 

 

Collective insight for the common good

As an innovative platform to promote partnerships and address challenges throughout our food system, our Food Chain Partnership brings together farmers, food processors, retailers, traders, and others along the food value chain to work together for sustainable agriculture. 

 

By sharing collective insights, goals, and resources, everyone contributes in tangible Food Chain Partnership initiatives to improved sustainability, food safety, quality, yields, and transparency.

 

Making change all over the world

At Bayer, we’re proud to have roughly 70 Food Chain managers working in 44 countries. Combined, these experts focus on 76 different crops to broaden our network and bring its benefits to more people — particularly in helping cultivate new opportunities for smallholder farmers.

 

 

Explore some of our recent initiatives around the globe: 

Brazil

The Brazilian Apple Project

Generation of added value across the production chain

 

The Brazilian Melon Project

Producing high-quality melons to meet European consumers’ requirements 

 

The Brazilian Melon Project

Better quality through continuous improvement 

 

The Brazilian Fruit & Vegetable Initiative

Making traceability work

 

The Brazilian Grape Project

Creating added value across the grape production chain 

 

The Brazilian Potato Initiative

Ensuring quality, traceability, and supplier loyalty 

 

The Brazilian Soybean Initiative

Compliance with international quality standards 

 

The Brazilian Sugarcane Project

Achieving Valore Certification for sustainable agricultural production

 

The Brazilian Table Grape Project

Joining forces for more quality and food safety 

 

The Brazilian Wine-Grape Project

Generating added value throughout the entire production chain 

 

 

Caribbean

The Caribbean Banana Project

Effective integrated banana solution to comply with European standards 

 

 

Chile

The Chilean Fruit Project

Increasing fruit quality to meet premium standards 

 

The Chilean Lettuce Project

High-quality lettuce through sustainable production and GLOBAL G.A.P. certification 

 

The Chilean Potato Project

Innovation for sustainable potato sourcing 

 

The Chilean Table Grape Project

Sustainable table grape production for export markets 

 

The Chilean Table Grape Project

Working together for the best possible quality 

 

The Chilean Table Grape Project

Collaborating for sustainable grape production 

 

The Chilean Table Grape Project

Working together for healthy food 

 

 

 

Columbia

The Colombian Potato Project

GLOBALG.A.P. certification achieved thanks to proactive support 

 

 

Costa Rica

The Costa Rican Leatherleaf Project

High-quality and environment-friendly production 

 

The Costa Rican Vegetable Project

High-quality and environment-friendly production 

 

The Costa Rican Vegetable Project

Improving quality Increasing yields Meeting consumers’ expectations 

 

 

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic Mango Initiative

Increasing in-field productivity and reducing post-harvest losses 

 

 

Guatemala

Mayan Vegetables for the World: The Siesa Project in Guatemala

Solutions that generate confidence 

 

The Guatemalan Vegetable Project

Synergies to deliver healthy fruit 

 

The Guatemalan Vegetable Project

Helping small-scale growers produce high-quality vegetables – consistently and safely 

 

 

Mexico

The Mexican Melon Production Project

Fulfilling buyers’ requirements and strengthening long-term relationships 

 

The Mexican Vegetable Project

Working together to ensure food safety and quality production 

 

The Mexican Vegetables Project

Synergies to deliver healthy fruit 

 

The Mexican Vegetable Project

An exceptional collaboration with Mexico Calidad Suprema 

 

 

Peru

The Peruvian Potato Project

Fostering sustainability in potato production 

 

 

USA

The US Tomato Project

Creating a grower-to-grocer sustainability trail 

Kenya

The Kenyan Snap Pea Project

Boosting farmers’ incomes by enabling high-quality exports

 

The Kenyan Tomato Project

Supporting small-scale farming in Kenya 

 

 

Morocco

The Moroccan Table Grape Project

Collaborating to produce high-quality table grapes for export to Northern Europe 

 

The Moroccan Table Grape Project

Commitment of all parties enables high-quality table grape production 

 

 

South Africa

The South African Table Grape Project

A partnership approach to delivering customer expectations 

Australia

The Australian Lettuce and Brassica Project

Shared commitment to sustainable farming 

 

 

China

The Chinese Apple Project

Collaboration for sustainable production of apples 

 

The Chinese Citrus Project

Higher yields and environment-friendly production 

 

The Chinese Vegetable Project

Cooperating with local authorities – working for high-quality vegetable production 

 

The Chinese Vegetable Project

From farm to market – being traceable and sustainable in China 

 

 

India

The Indian Basmati Rice Initiative

Environment-friendly, safe, and sustainable Basmati Rice production  

 

The Indian Chili Project

Working together to ensure compliance with export requirements

 

The Indian Gherkin Initiative

Higher yields produce quality and growers’ profits 

 

The Indian Hot Pepper Project

A win-win solution for healthy chili products of the right quality 

 

The Indian Okra Project

More quantity and quality through seed-to-harvest solutions 

 

The Indian Rice Project

Strengthening Rice Supply Chain Traceability through Food Chain Partnership 

 

The Indian Rice Project

Increasing incomes through improved yield and quality 

 

The Indian Potato Project

Added value for every food chain partner 

 

The Indian Table Grape Project

Collaboration from farm to supermarket – for sustainable agriculture 

 

The Indian Table Grape Initiative

Collaboration from farm to supermarket – for sustainable agriculture 

 

The Indian Tomato Project

Improving yields and quality through close cooperation

 

The Indian Vegetables Initiative

Jointly supporting the sustainable production of high-quality vegetables 

 

The Indian Vegetable Project

Bayer CropScience – Aditya Birla Okra Project 

 

The Indian Vegetable Project

Jointly supporting the sustainable production of high-quality vegetables 

 

The Indian Vegetable Project

Value chain partnership for sustainable agriculture 

 

 

Israel

The Israeli Mango Initiative

Tackling the problem of post-harvest disease in mangoes

 

 

Malaysia

The Malaysian Chili Project

Cooperating for high-quality chilli production 

The Malaysian Watermelon Project

Building better long-term customer relationships 

 

 

South Korea

The Korean Potato Project

Cultivating healthy potatoes to produce quality potato chips 

 

 

Thailand

The Thailand Mango Project

Producing mangoes to supreme quality standards 

France

The French Apple Project

Collaborating to meet high quality and ecological requirements

 

The French Peach Project

Reducing post-harvest loss and prolonging shelf life (1,91 MB)

 

The French Wine Grape Project

Reassuring winegrowers and consumers about the quality of French wine 

 

 

Germany

The German Apple Project

Working together for sustainable apple production 

 

The German Lettuce Project

Ecological Revaluation of Lettuce – towards an increase in sustainability 

 

 

Greece

The Greek Table Grape Initiative

Improving export quality and marketability 

 

The Greek Table Grape Project

Working together to continuously improve sustainable table grape production 

 

 

Italy

OP Nordest and quality fruit sold under the “Gli Orti di Giulietta” brand name

The right Quality to meet market needs 

 

The Italian Pear Project

Satisfying the demand for safe and healthy fruit 

 

The Italian Table Grape Project

Three food chain partners cooperating for success 

 

The Italian Wine Grape Project

MAGIS: Doing MORE for sustainable viticulture 

 

 

Netherlands

The Dutch Redcurrant Project

Good quality yields, low residue levels, excellent storabilit

 

The Dutch Strawberry Project

High-quality strawberries, low residue levels and good storability

 

 

Poland

The Polish Blackcurrant Project

Fruitful cooperation for sustainable production

 

The Polish Vegetable Initiative

Increasing availability, quality and storability of vegetables 

 

 

Portugal

The Portuguese Berry Project

Sustainable production of delightful berries 

 

The Portuguese Rocha Pear Project

Working together for sustainable production to satisfy value chain expectations 

 

 

Romania

The Romanian Potato Project

Increased yield through close cooperation in tackling late blight disease 

 

The Romanian Wheat Project

Collaborating to increase yields and grain quality 

 

 

Serbia

The Serbian Watermelon Project

Producing watermelons to the highest quality standards 

 

The Serbian Potato Project

Improving quantity and quality to meet market requirements 

 

 

Spain

The Spanish Citrus Project

Improving Competitiveness and Reliability for Consumers

 

The Spanish Fruits and Vegetables Projects

Improving Competitiveness and Reliability for Consumers  

 

The Spanish Table Grape Project

Improving Competitiveness and Reliability for Consumers  

 

The Spanish Peaches and Nectarines Projects

Improving consumer confidence in Spanish peaches and nectarines 

 

 

Turkey

The Turkish Apple Gülbudak Initiative

Managing residue and active ingredient issues

 

The Turkish Apple Özbay Initiative

Managing residue and active ingredient issues

 

The Turkish Gherkin Project

Working together for crop safety and quality in Turkish gherkins 

 

The Turkish Lettuce Project

Collaborating for fewer losses and more lettuce produced (2,02 MB)

 

The Turkish Potato Project

A strong alliance generating significant added value for all partners (1,74 MB)

 

The Turkish Table Grape Project

The fruits of our labours 

 

 

United Kingdom

The UK Potato Project

Cooperating with the whole value chain – an exceptional potato product launch! 

 
BayG.A.P.

Certifications are key for farmers today but many farmers lack knowledge and skills to successfully market their produce. BayG.A.P. is a service program, which supports farmers worldwide to get certified and connected to the food value chain. 

 

Learn more about BayG.A.P.