Shaping model villages

Bayer has contracts with cotton seed producers across several hundred villages in India. They are the initial focus of the Model Village project. Farmers will be offered crop insurance schemes and Bayer will make it easier for them to access the market without the middle men. At the same time, Bayer will improve education and training opportunities for their children and pass on its knowledge of sustainable farming practices to boost productivity; practices such as drip irrigation which will – according to project initiator Dr. Uwe Brekau – ‘achieve a further significant increase in productivity on Bayer contract farms.’

 

Contact person for more information: Holger Elfes holger.elfes@bayer.com

Websitewww.cropscience.bayer.com/en/Commitment/Rural-development.aspx

 

 

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India