Our best resource

for a better climate? All of us.

Climate change has challenged all of us to look at the way we use our resources. And at Bayer, it’s inspired us to unite with farmers to reimagine how we can best use agriculture itself as a resource. After all, agriculture offers a path to decarbonization that other industries don’t. It has the ability to not just reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but actually remove them—turning climate-smart agriculture into a powerful resource for the planet.

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For Bayer, that means:

  • Empowering farmers to use their crops to remove carbon from the atmosphere

  • Incentivizing growers to adopt farming techniques that keep carbon stored in the soil

  • Developing new crops that help farmers use their resources more efficiently

  • Pioneering digital tools that help farmers monitor and maximize their resources

  • Partnering with other organizations to develop climate-smart practices throughout the supply chain

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Climate change
What if every farm could join the fight against climate change?

Farmers have a climate superpower. On millions of farms worldwide, crops have the power to remove carbon from the atmosphere, rewriting agriculture’s relationship with emissions and helping address climate change. And as both a global citizen and an industry leader in agriculture, Bayer is positioned to put this practice within the reach of farmers worldwide.

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Climate change
What if carbon became the next cash crop?

The Bayer Carbon Initiative is a global effort to redefine the value proposition of farming by incentivizing millions of growers to become carbon change-makers. Now in 9 countries including the U.S., our carbon programs let farmers tap into an emerging carbon market and get rewarded for practices that keep carbon in the soil. By leaving their soil undisturbed, farmers can help dramatically reduce carbon emissions while also opening new revenue streams.

Corn plants in a greenhouse.
Climate change
What if plants could be future-proof from the ground up?

At Bayer, we’re developing resilient new crops to prove once and for all that reducing emissions can be beneficial to both our planet’s health and farmers’ bottom line. By pioneering crops that are more efficient, farmers can conserve the planet’s most valuable resources without sacrificing yield. Short-stature corn—currently in trials in the U.S.—is a prime example. This sturdier, more stable corn withstands high winds and challenging weather conditions. So farmers can achieve their harvest goals—now, and in the future.

A woman using a tablet in a corn field.
Climate change
What if new digital tools could solve timeless problems?

At Bayer, we’re innovating a host of digital solutions that can make farming more efficient. Driven by data, Climate FieldView™ provides growers with detailed, real-time insights about their fields. When farmers can see precisely what their crops need—and more importantly, what they don’t—they can confidently apply resources and energy exactly where they’re required.

A semi truck is pouring corn into a trailer.
Climate change
What if a modern supply chain came with zero emissions?

No one person, organization or country can address climate change alone. At Bayer, we’re excited to be forming partnerships with like-minded companies and organizations to rethink supply chains with sustainability and transparency.

By working together to harness agriculture’s power to be a climate-smart resource, we’re helping redefine the value of farming and the future of our planet. We’re reimagining what a farm can be, and what role agriculture will play in the future of our world. And with every new commitment, new technology, and new hybrid, we’re transforming that role even further. The solution is growing, and we’re proud to be part of it.

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