Bayer CropScience has been working with small farmers in Africa to increase agricultural productivity through modern technologies, according to Christian Asboth, the company’s senior vice president for Africa, Middle East and CIS
During a business conference ‘Making Business Work and Fit for Africa,’ Asboth stressed the importance of modern technologies and the need to work alongside different stakeholders to boost agriculture.
Using techniques such as improving seed varieties and incorporating modern crop protection technologies, BayerCropScience solutions claims that the services they offer benefit smallholder farmers.
“At Bayer CropScience, we hope to increase agricultural productivity by partnerships along the entire food value chain from seed to shelf,” stated Asboth.
“Over the last years we have seen a strong development of agriculture in Africa, but the challenges of the next decades can only be solved if smallholder farmers are empowered to sustainably pilot their own success.”
Bayer CropScience has recently been working on new ventures, which aim to equip farmers with agronomical and product stewardship training, while giving them access to more advanced farming tools.
“We aim to help smallholder farmers in East and West Africa to raise their productivity to improve their livelihood. This is how we aim to help reduce hunger and poverty and how we can contribute to agricultural development in Africa,” Asboth added.