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BlockApps Launches Agribusiness Blockchain Network 'TraceHarvest' Following Success with Bayer

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BlockApps’ Ethereum-based TraceHarvest Network enhances food quality, safety and sustainability by bringing supply chain efficiencies, transparency, compliance and stewardship to agricultural products.

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BlockApps’ Ethereum-based TraceHarvest Network enhances food quality, safety and sustainability by bringing supply chain efficiencies, transparency, compliance and stewardship to agricultural products.

Bayer Future of Farming Dialogue Focuses on Importance of Sustainability in Agriculture

Bayer helping transform the food system through innovation in agriculture
Summary: 
  • Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, Bayer confirms significant progress on its sustainability commitments.
  • Highly innovative carbon initiatives are redefining the value of farming by rewarding farmers for generating carbon credits when adopting climate-smart practices.
  • Game-changing launch of VITALA, the first global launch of a short stature maize hybrid in Mexico, to help farmers produce more while using less resources
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  • Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, Bayer confirms significant progress on its sustainability commitments.
  • Highly innovative carbon initiatives are redefining the value of farming by rewarding farmers for generating carbon credits when adopting climate-smart practices.
  • Game-changing launch of VITALA, the first global launch of a short stature maize hybrid in Mexico, to help farmers produce more while using less resources

Bayer and Partners Break New Ground on Certifying Value Chain Greenhouse Gas Impacts With SustainCERT

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September 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ --  SustainCERT announces that the Bayer/Soil Health Partnership Conservation Innovation program, initiated by Bayer, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and other partners to reduce value chain or “Scope 3” GHG emissions has achieved design certification as part of the Value Change Program pilot phase. It is the second intervention, globally, to achieve this step under the Value Chain Intervention Guidance and Gold Standard for the Global Goals (GS4GG).

Bayer Launches Large-scale Pre-launch Trial of New Tomato Varieties with Resistance to Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV)

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  • The trials, which begin late September in Mexico, will target two varieties of Roma tomatoes which show little or no symptoms of ToBRFV.
  • Developing these varieties aligns with Bayer’s commitment to provide fruit and vegetable seeds from its Seminis and De Ruiter brands which help growers combat the challenges they face each season.

 

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  • The trials, which begin late September in Mexico, will target two varieties of Roma tomatoes which show little or no symptoms of ToBRFV.
  • Developing these varieties aligns with Bayer’s commitment to provide fruit and vegetable seeds from its Seminis and De Ruiter brands which help growers combat the challenges they face each season.

 

Rising to the Sustainability Challenge

Vertical indoor farms are helping farmers reach incredible heights in sustainability
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Picture a snow globe.
Inside its crystalline sphere, the conditions are always ideal for a winter wonderland — even in the hottest days of summer. So, what if farmers could take this idea and use it to create optimal, self-contained cultivation environments that allowed them to grow their crops during the dead of winter? 

Bayer and Temasek Unveil Innovative New Company Focused on Developing Breakthroughs in Vertical Farming

Summary: 
  • Initial efforts will focus on innovating vegetable varieties that deliver optimized quality and sensory experience.
  • Called Unfold, the new company will be headquartered in the Davis, Calif., area with key operations in both the U.S. and Singapore.
  • John Purcell appointed as CEO.
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  • Initial efforts will focus on innovating vegetable varieties that deliver optimized quality and sensory experience.
  • Called Unfold, the new company will be headquartered in the Davis, Calif., area with key operations in both the U.S. and Singapore.
  • John Purcell appointed as CEO.

Bayer Stands by Kenya and Uganda in Fight Against Desert Locust Devastation

Insecticide donation enables treatment of 170,000 hectares of the most affected fields
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MONHEIM, August 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Farmers in Kenya and Uganda currently fighting a devastating locust invasion and looming food security crisis are receiving help from Bayer thanks to a donation of 170,000 liters of Decis ULV insecticide. 120,000 liters will be shipped to Kenya and 50,000 liters have already been shipped to Uganda. In both countries, the product will be donated to the local governments to fight the locust swarms. The donation from Bayer, which has a material value of approximately 750,000 Euros, will enable treatment of 170,000 hectares of the most affected fields.

Let's Talk About the Thing We're All Talking About: Sustainability

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At the core of sustainability is a simple question. How do we continue? And your answer to that question depends heavily on where you’re from. A rural soybean farmer may have a different definition of what it means to sustain than a city dweller. An environmental activist in Europe may have a different definition than a rice farmer in Malaysia. But can we find solutions that create progress for all? The experts we talk to in this episode are optimistic that we can. 

Shoebox Satellites and Pocket Computers: The Future of the Farm

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When computing met the Internet. That’s the moment historians may say it all changed. The digital revolution has shaved years off of research and development, and transported the most analog effort on Earth— agriculture—onto the cutting edge. It’s connected consumers and producers like never before, and led to an information overload with the potential to change every aspect of our lives for the better. In this episode, we’ll learn how it touches, well everything. 

Bayer Takes Steps to Make Carbon Sequestration a Farmer's Newest Crop Opportunity

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  • Bayer to reward growers to generate carbon credits by adopting climate-smart practices and creating a new revenue stream on-farm.
  • The initiative makes Bayer the first company to develop a transparent, science-based and collaborative approach to a carbon
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  • Bayer to reward growers to generate carbon credits by adopting climate-smart practices and creating a new revenue stream on-farm.
  • The initiative makes Bayer the first company to develop a transparent, science-based and collaborative approach to a carbon

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