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Preventing Food Loss
in Agriculture
Liam Condon, CEO Bayer CropScience

Leverkusen, Germany │ 14 November 2013
Did you know?!
Facts & figures about Agriculture

Without chemical crop protection,
1,000 525 agoplants one
There are a fa...
Over 50% of the food produced today is lost
during agricultural production & post-harvest
Food wastage volumes, at world l...
In cereals, the biggest production losses
occur in the Southern Hemisphere today
Losses during cereal production around th...
A lot can happen during a plant‘s life – We
help to protect it every step along the way
Goal: Healthy, high yielding
and h...
With innovative science we can protect
rice harvests and improve livelihoods in Asia
Bacterial Leaf Blight
destroys up to ...
We connect partners across the food chain
for sustainable broccoli growing in Mexico
Farmers often lack access to
know-how...
To sustainably address the major
challenges, we need A New Revolution in
Agriculture
A holistic approach where stakeholder...
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Presentation shown by Liam Condon at the Bayer Young Environmental Envoy discussion panel on food loss and food waste in Leverkusen, Germany; November 14, 2013.

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Preventing Food Loss in Agriculture

  1. 1. Preventing Food Loss in Agriculture Liam Condon, CEO Bayer CropScience Leverkusen, Germany │ 14 November 2013
  2. 2. Did you know?! Facts & figures about Agriculture Without chemical crop protection, 1,000 525 agoplants one There are a farmeryears ago, Around 11.000 Today,yearsmillion farms global harvest losses would around the world grow 50. a farmer sowed one man and harvests seed began to today.seed amountharvestedAsia. crops. 87% are found in two. andfirst up to 40%. the to domesticated Page 2 • Bayer Young Environmental Envoy • Liam Condon • 14 November 2013
  3. 3. Over 50% of the food produced today is lost during agricultural production & post-harvest Food wastage volumes, at world level by phase of the food supply chain, FAO 2013 Production: 54% Processing and Consumption: 46% 600 500 Million tons 400 300 200 100 0 Agricultural Post-harvest production handling and storage Processing Distribution Consumption To feed 10 billion people by 2050, we need to address food wastage from the field to the table Page 3 • Bayer Young Environmental Envoy • Liam Condon • 14 November 2013
  4. 4. In cereals, the biggest production losses occur in the Southern Hemisphere today Losses during cereal production around the world (e.g. rice, wheat, barley, corn) Relative cereal wastage by region and by phase of the food supply chain*, FAO 2011 Industrialized Asia, total** 34% Europe, total** 34% 0 North America & Oceania, total** 35% 5 6 6 11 64 12 6 South and Southeast Asia, 0 total** 20% 6 70 Latin America, total** 25% 10 23 32 15 14 8 Sub-Sahara Africa, 0 total** 19% 28 47 14 7 14 6 14 29 16 4 36 30 16 Agricultural production 17 40 Post-harvest handling and storage Processing Distribution With access to training, tools and technology, farmers can improve their agricultural productivity – and enhance food supply Page 4 • Bayer Young Environmental Envoy • Liam Condon • 14 November 2013 Consumption * All figures are rounded ** Refers to percentage of harvest potential lost
  5. 5. A lot can happen during a plant‘s life – We help to protect it every step along the way Goal: Healthy, high yielding and high-quality plants Disease Management Pest Management Weed Management Seed Treatment Seeds & Traits Page 5 • Bayer Young Environmental Envoy • Liam Condon • 14 November 2013
  6. 6. With innovative science we can protect rice harvests and improve livelihoods in Asia Bacterial Leaf Blight destroys up to 80% of the rice crop Our hybrid rice variety protects the plant with native resistance Page 6 • Bayer Young Environmental Envoy • Liam Condon • 14 November 2013
  7. 7. We connect partners across the food chain for sustainable broccoli growing in Mexico Farmers often lack access to know-how, tools and technologies With our Food Chain Partnerships, we promote sustainable farming practices across the food chain – for healthy & high-quality food Page 7 • Bayer Young Environmental Envoy • Liam Condon • 14 November 2013
  8. 8. To sustainably address the major challenges, we need A New Revolution in Agriculture A holistic approach where stakeholders in agriculture unite to achieve a more sustainable way of growing crops, at the quantities we need, to help advance world food security. Leading innovation …helping address the key challenges of modern agriculture through new solutions Enhancing human health …improving the nutritional value of certain crops and contributing to a healthy food supply Enabling farmers big and small …providing them with tools, technology and training to thrive economically in the long-term Driving a sustainable intensification of agriculture …helping to raise both productivity and environmental compatibility Page 8 • Bayer Young Environmental Envoy • Liam Condon • 14 November 2013 Extending partnerships …leveraging the potential of collaboration in modern, sustainable agriculture

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