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Bayer CropScience supports sustainable production of high-quality vegetables in Asia

Bayer CropScience is exhibiting at the Asia Fruit Logistica 2012 in Hong Kong, Asia's leading trade show for the international fresh fruit and vegetable business. From September 5 to 7, experts from the company present successful Food Chain Partnership business initiatives. "We are convinced that the best way to ensure high food quality is to connect the dots - bringing farmers, food processors and retailers together in Food Chain Partnership projects," Dr. Birgitt Walz-Tylla, Head of Food Chain Management at Bayer CropScience, pointed out. "For the benefit of our partners, we focus on increasing marketable yield, traceability and expanding marketing opportunities."

Bayer CropScience supports 240 Food Chain Partnerships in more than 30 countries covering most of the main fruit and vegetable crops. The company offers integrated solutions based on premium vegetable seeds and effective crop protection, enabling farmers to produce high-quality fruits and vegetables in a sustainable way. Advice on good agricultural practices, environmental protection and food safety also contributes to meet consumers’ expectations bringing value from seed to shelf.

Bayer CropScience, METRO GROUP and Star Farm announce collaboration

During the Asia Fruit Logistia, Bayer CropScience China launched a new Food Chain Partnership project with METRO GROUP and its China based subsidiary Star Farm. Aim of this project located in Jiaxing City (Zheijiang Province), China is the production and marketing of high quality vegetables, for example tomatoes, cucumber and chili peppers. Being the technical partner, Bayer CropScience provides farmers crop protection products, high quality Nunhems seeds and tailor-made customer services. Star Farm provides professional consulting services to farmers with farm base assessment and training. In the next months, Bayer CropScience and Star Farm plan to set up new projects in China.

Bayer CropScience and Mother Dairy support Indian farmers
Within the framework of Food Chain Partnership, Bayer CropScience Ltd. and Mother Dairy Fruits and Vegetables Private Ltd. started working together for improving vegetable production in India. The first project was launched in 2012 with about 900 growers of gherkins and tomatoes in the state of Karnataka. A sustainable crop development program implemented resulted in increased yields, high-quality produce as well as in higher income. To cover more fruits and vegetable crops such as banana, mango and cauliflower, Bayer CropScience and Mother Dairy plan to expand this successful Food Chain Partnership project.

The Asia Fruit Logistica is the only annual international trade exhibition for fresh fruit and vegetable marketing in Asia which focuses exclusively on the fresh produce sector and related value chain for the whole Asian region. Exhibitors from different countries present an overview of the fruits and vegetables market. This important trade show takes place together with the Asiafruit Congress and combines the experience of Fruit Logistica, the world’s leading fresh produce exhibition, with Asia’s top international conference event.

Source: Agripress    08:38:00|06/09/2012