To take agriculture to the next level, we need to take good care of our soil, water and biodiversity that enables us to grow food on the farm. We call it regenerative agriculture. And it's how we plan to get a cleaner climate – on farm at a time!
What exactly is regenerative agriculture?
Regenerative agriculture aims to support all parts of the ecosystems in and around the farm, leaving them in a better state than when we began, season after season.
We’re talking about good practices that improve the health and fertility of soil, putting and keeping carbon and nutrients in the ground to support healthy crop growth, and a balance of benefits achieved by managing plants and livestock in a way that benefits both.
Together we’re working towards more efficient water use, high-quality, plentiful, and nutritious crops and richer biodiversity in landscapes and waterways. And it means we get a more profitable farm.
For this purpose we have created a new training module on regenerative agriculture.
Farming is about working partnership with nature and investing in what helps us to grow crops, feed our families and look after wildlife – it’s our vision of regenerative agriculture…
Fostering regenerative agriculture– industry wide!
Agriculture has an environmental impact. Through regenerative agriculture we harness our potential to reduce emissions and store carbon to contribute to better air quality and a cleaner climate – and to compensate for other industries that struggle to become carbon neutral. That's why there's a growing ambition to make agriculture regenerative, throughout the food industry.
“Let's protect resources – starting with the soil, water and biodiversity we find on the farm –to make our ecosystems stronger, increases their capacity to grow food and store carbon, and promote health and prosperity in our communities.”
Committed to sustainability
When it comes to regeneration, change happens in the field. That’s why we’re committed to partnerships that bring new innovations closer to the farm. Our efforts to foster sustainable agriculture go hand in hand with our sustainable commitments at Bayer Crop Science: reduction of greenhouse emissions, environmental impact reduction and empowering smallholders.
Reduction of greenhouse emissions
We are committed to reduce field greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% in the most emitting cropping systems that we serve by 2030.
Environmental impact reduction
In close cooperation with growers, we are committed to reducing the environmental impact of crop protection by 30 percent by 2030.
Support for smallholder farmers
By 2030, we will be supporting 100 million smallholder farmers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) each year with products, services and partnerships.
Get regenerative with the new BayG.A.P. Training
How can you make agriculture more regenerative on your farm with good practices that grow your business, suit the needs of your farm, and make a difference to everything living on it?
We’re adding a dedicated module on Regenerative Agriculture, where you’ll learn about the value of regenerative, climate-positive agriculture practices like conservation tillage, cover crops, rotation systems, precise crop protection. Practices that you might be already implementing on your farm that create a great contribution to the health of your soil and ecosystem around your farm... Time to level-up and get regenerative!