The Better Life Farming program epitomizes Bayer’s commitment to supporting smallholder farmers and enhancing farmer welfare and national food security. The program, a testament to Bayer’s sustainable initiatives in collaboration with partners, aims to reach 4 million farmers, with 20% being women farmers, across 17 provinces from 2020 to 2030. The program strives to foster advanced, self-sufficient, and modern agriculture practices.

Under Better Life Farming, farmer groups and individual farmers receive on-farm training, entrepreneurial guidance, and facilitated access to financing, agricultural insurance, and market access. Through Better Life Farming Centers (BLFCs), Bayer and its partners provide technological access, education, and mentoring to enable farmers to professionally and commercially manage their agricultural businesses. BLFCs adopt a holistic approach to farmer welfare, measuring not only financial well-being but also gender equality and health.

Furthermore, Better Life Farming prioritizes the empowerment of women farmers by providing specialized training and education on reproductive health and access to modern contraceptives. By addressing the unique needs of women farmers and wives of farmers, Better Life Farming aims to create an inclusive and sustainable agricultural ecosystem.

Bayer’s initiative underscores its dedication to fostering youth involvement in agriculture, nurturing sustainable farming practices, and championing the eradication of hunger. Through collaborative efforts and innovative solutions, Bayer continues to pave the way towards a future where agriculture thrives, and communities flourish.