| Sectors: Agritech, remote sensing, food security
| Granting entities: Bayer Crop Science
| Deadline: 7 February
| Type of opportunity: Challenge
| Funding/benefits: Collaboration with Bayer
| Applicants: Startups with a products, technology providers
| Locations: Asia
Synopsis: Smallholder farms, farms of less than five acres and often less than a single acre, account for 80% of the world’s food supply. Typically located in developing regions and run by families using limited resources, these farms have not benefited from advances in automation and digitalization the way large farms in other parts of the world have benefited. Bayer Crop Science, the Seeker for this Challenge, is searching for technology providers to help them bring such advances to smallholder farms in Asia.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to drive sustainable development and generate a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2020, the Group employed around 100,000 people and had sales of 41.4 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 4.9 billion euros. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.
Link to application here.