Farming Stories

As the challenges of feeding a growing population increase, our role is to help farmers grow healthy, high quality food safely, and protect the land that we all hold in trust for future generations. For BASF, sustainability is a state of mind. It is embedded in everything we do from R&D to manufacturing and is a fundamental focus for collaboration projects to promote sustainable agriculture.

Empowering Smallholders

There are around 500 million small-scale and smallholder farms in the world. Mostly located in the developing world, they are family-owned or operated, often poor and food insecure and have limited access to agricultural know-how, services and markets.

We work together with food and farming organizations to combine agronomic expertise with local knowledge in collaboration projects that improve agricultural practices and increase prosperity in smallholder communities.

Farm Network - Finding The Right Balance

Sustainable farming has to be more than just a theory on paper; to come to life, it needs expertise, practical examples, and a space for farmers to exchange experiences. How can farmers increase production while at the same time protecting biodiversity, water and land resources? How can a farm be environmentally sound, socially responsible, and economically viable. The BASF Farm Network, established in 2002, brings together growers and experts on more than (70) working farms around Europe to help farmers meet this challenge.