Bayer collaborates with Solidaridad to increase smallholder productivity

GERMANY - Bayer, a pharmaceutical and life sciences company has announced its collaboration with Solidaridad specially to focus on small-scale farmers who have limited access to resources. According to the company, this partnership involves training and development and at the same time supporting farmers achieve socio-environmental certification standards. “Partnerships and collaboration are essential if we…

Bayer donates US$600,000 to smallholder farmers in West Africa

GERMANY - Bayer, German multinational, pharmaceutical and life sciences company has provided funding of about US$600, 000 in support of myAgro start-up innovation that purposed to assist smallholder farmers in Mali and Senegal. Bayer’s donation will help in expanding the initiative to the other African regions as well as help in the control of notorious…

BASF to acquire parts of Bayer’s seed and herbicide businesses

GERMANY – Leading agrochemical company BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses, entering the key seeds business that it has been missing in its portfolio. The acquisition of the assets, as Bayer divests from some key areas as it seeks to placate regulators concerns as it…

EU pauses inquiry into Monsanto-Bayer mega-merger

EU - The EU said on October 5 that it had “stopped the clock” on its probe into German chemical firm Bayer’s proposed mega-takeover of US agri-giant Monsanto while it waits for the companies to provide information. Brussels launched an in-depth investigation in August into the €56-billion deal, which would create the world’s largest integrated…