Feeding the growing global population is one of the greatest challenges facing the world. By the year 2050, our planet will be home to more than nine billion people. However, the amount of available agricultural land is declining due to increasing urbanization, higher salinity levels and soil erosion. In addition, extreme weather conditions like drought and flooding are impacting harvest quantity and quality. Bayer is the third-largest innovative agricultural input company in the world and we aim to help make the agricultural economy more productive.
We are continuously innovating so that our seeds and crop protection solutions as well as our customer services support the sustainable development of farming.
The needs of customers change, and so do the conditions out in the field and in the market. So we innovate. Our products gain better safety profiles, optimized biological effectiveness and improved environmental behavior.
In addition to helping plants to withstand pests and diseases, we are also working to make crops more tolerant to stress factors such as drought or nutrient deficiencies. We are working on improving the taste and convenience of vegetables. And we want to do more than just supply the growing world population with sufficient high-quality foods at affordable prices: the crops of the future must also be better suited to more environmentally friendly and climate-adapted agricultural methods, using less water and producing higher yields.