Farmer Voice

Crop Science Media & Stakeholder Day

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A Live Event Centered on Farmer Voices Around the World
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With global challenges like rising temperatures, climate change and global instability, it’s more important than ever to support farmers. Around the world, farmers are working harder than ever to provide the world’s food, fuel and fiber sustainably.

At Bayer, we know that it is an important time to support growers on farms of all sizes. This is why Bayer commissioned the 2023 global Farmer Voice Survey to talk to farmers on the ground about what they need to succeed in today’s marketplace.

In this survey, they told us what their hopes, challenges and frontiers are, what they want the world to understand about farming during this critical time, and how Bayer can use its position as a leader in agriculture to provide solutions to feed the growing world sustainably, regenerate vital resources and help future generations succeed.

On September 21, Bayer’s Crop Science Division will publish the results of the Farmer Voice Survey during an event with a keynote from Rodrigo Santos, member of the Board of Management and President of the Crop Science Division, a round table to hear directly from the farmers, panel discussions and more. Please see below for the detailed agenda.

You can watch the recording of the event here or in the embedded stream above.

Take a look at the agenda here:

Crop Science Media & Stakeholder Day

9:30 – 9:45 am

Welcome, introductory remarks & Opening Keynote speech by Rodrigo Santos, President of the Crop Science Division and Member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG

9:45 – 10:40 am

Roundtable with farmers to discuss the results of the Bayer “Farmer Voice” global research project: Onyaole Patience Koku (Nigeria), Scott Richard Henry (USA), Pedro Vigneau (Argentina), Marcus Holtkoetter (Germany)

10:40 – 10:55 am


10:55 am – 11:50 am

11:50 am – 12:00 pm

Panel discussion on Challenges of Today, Opportunities for Tomorrow with Bayer and industry stakeholders: Kip Tom (former Ambassador to FAO), Doaa Abdel-Motaal (WTO), Yo Kotsuji (IFC / World Bank), Frank Terhorst (Bayer, Crop Science Division)

Reflections by Matthias Berninger, Head of Sustainability and Public Affairs of Bayer AG