Bayer's Commitment to Plant Health
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that each year up to 40% of food crops are lost due to plant pests and diseases. This leaves millions of people without enough food to eat and seriously impacts agriculture – the primary source of income for rural poor communities. To help raise global awareness on the importance of protecting plant health and its role in helping end hunger, reducing poverty, protecting the environment and boosting economic development. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH).
Plant health is critical to Seminis, and we are committed to providing farmers with the tools, technology and resources they need to grow healthy plants that produce a bountiful yield. Whether it’s through our pathology research, breeding program, or our general focus on sustainability – helping sustain the farms that sustain us all – plant health is always at the core of what we do.
At Seminis, we know that implementing sustainable agriculture is a team effort and we are working to do our part by supplying the crop inputs needed to ensure a bountiful harvest for future generations. By investing in innovation, our company has made a commitment to bring solutions to the farm that offer environmental, social and economic benefits.
- Economic Growth: Sustainability begins with profitable farms which serve as the bedrock for food security and prosperous societies. Economically viable farms are able to continuously improve and invest for the future.
- Social Responsibility: Sustainable agriculture should ensure a safe and nutritious supply of food for society at an affordable price. Agriculture cannot be sustainable if it fails to nourish a growing global population.
- Environmental Responsibility: Preserving the environment for future generations is at the very heart of agricultural sustainability. By deriving greater yields from existing farmland, modern agriculture can feed the world and steward healthy ecosystems.
Seeds are living organisms, so they must be handled carefully and stored properly. From storage, transportation and handling to carry-over inventory, Seminis provides growers with resources and tips to help get the most performance from their seeds every step of the way. Here’s how we help protect the seed from the start of its journey to end.
BETTER WITH EVERY GENERATION
Bettering every generation of seed to better each generation of the farm is at the heart of our company. For more than 150 years, Seminis has been bringing high quality seed to farmers, and we continue to push to be better. This is not possible without our grower and vendor partners who are with us every step of the way.