Our Goal: To Decarbonize Agriculture

Soy field with blue sky

Because of climate change, the future of food is in question. To secure our food systems, we need to act quickly—and collaboratively. By working together, we can unlock agriculture’s ability to reduce carbon emissions, protect our planet and continue feeding a growing global population. The Bayer Carbon Program in Europe brings together expert insights from subject matter experts across the agri-food value chain to uncover climate-smart solutions that work for everyone.


In Europe, agriculture is responsible for 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions.

This means we have not only a responsibility, but an opportunity to take bold action toward Europe’s net-zero emissions goal. By making it easier for farmers to adopt climate-smart practices and find the best carbon sequestration rewards for each farm, we can change the way food gets from the field to the dinner table.

But carbon emissions aren’t limited to agriculture. So the solution won’t be, either.

Food chain partners. Academic institutes. Startups and new tech developers. We all play a role in shaping a net-zero carbon future. Our greatest potential comes from collaboration, so we’re convening in a first-of-its-kind carbon lab where stakeholders from key industries can come together.

Introducing The Carbon Farming Lab: A virtual learning environment

Our program is only as good as its results. So to ensure we’re staying on the cutting edge of all things carbon, we’ve created a virtual space where we can work with farmers and food value chain experts to test, iterate and evolve our best practices. The final product? An accurate and reliable digital Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) solution that fits seamlessly into the Climate FieldView™ platform. 


But that’s not all. By continuing to evolve and advance the program with new findings and the latest learnings, we’re creating a carbon solution that doesn’t just work now—it works for the future.

500 hectares working to reverse carbon emissions

The Bayer Carbon Program works alongside farmers and value system experts to decarbonize European food systems. Use the map to take a closer look at the 27 farms across France, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom and Ukraine where climate-smart solutions are helping shape a net-zero carbon future for Europe—and our planet.

27 farms…and counting

See how efforts across Europe are already contributing to net-zero carbon.







1 farm

Crops planted: Winter wheat, Potatoes and OSR.


3 farms

Crops planted: Winter wheat, Corn, Sugarbeet, Potatoes, Carrots and Barley.


1 farm

Crops planted: Winter wheat, OSR and Barley.


5 farms

Crops planted: Winter wheat, Barley, OSR, Sunflower, Mustard, Sugarbeet, Potatoes, Vegetables, Corn, Sillage corn and Bean.


2 farms

Crops planted: Carrots, Winter wheat, Sugarbeet, Potatoes and Sillage corn.


7 farms

Crops planted: Winter wheat, Tomato, Broccoli, Grain corn, Cotton, Wheat, Citrus, Olive, Tomato, Watermelon, Quinoa, Corn, OSR, Barley, Oats, Sunflower, Lettuce, Celery and Melon.

United Kingdom

5 farms

Crops planted: Winter wheat, OSR, Oats, Bean, Barley, Peas, and Rye.


3 farms

Crops planted: Winter wheat, OSR and Rye.

Testing is key. Our virtual Carbon Farming Lab lets us partner with farmers to assess climate-smart practices like cover crops, tillage reduction, crop rotations and precision nitrogen application that are being implemented in their fields. These initial insights will provide a powerful foundation to enrich our Carbon Program well into the future. 

Hear from our farmer participants


Other Initiatives in Carbon Farming

The EU Carbon+ Farming Coalition

We have come together with an ambitious group of 14 multi-stakeholder organizations from across the food and agriculture value chain to help accelerate the farm-level transition towards sustainable agriculture and accelerate progress towards achieving the goals of the European Green Deal.


The coalition aims to keep farmers at the center of the decision-making process. We will innovate with farmers, rather than for farmers.

We’re here to answer your carbon questions

The path to decarbonization is always evolving. See how the Bayer Carbon Initiative, our European Carbon Program and the Carbon Farming Lab are shaping what’s next.