Cold store solutions from Bayer
Bayer organizes a Farmers Tech Meet to tackle farm-level wastage of produce
Additional discussions on value from agricultural waste and solar dryers for the rural community
Bayer Group India hosted a Farmers Tech Meet at the Bayer MaterialScience Greater Noida site on October 9, 2012. Over 100 farmers from Western Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal attended this meeting, where they were provided with an in-depth understanding of the range of products and appropriate technologies available for their specific requirements of storage options.
Bayer has had a presence in India for over 100 years, and has periodically strived to introduce the benefits of its global research and development strengths to the entire spectrum of the Indian Consumers. In recent years, both Bayer MaterialScience and Bayer CropScience have played a leadership role in finding new paths within the Indian Cold Chain Industry. The initiatives
have been aimed at reducing the high level of food wastage and driving a change at the very foundation of the agro economy. For a country like India, agriculture is of critical importance. Cold chain is a logistics system that provides a series of facilities for maintaining storage conditions for perishables from the point of origin to the point of consumption in the food supply chain. The chain needs to start at the farm level (e.g. improved harvest methods, pre-cooling) and follow on to the retail or consumer level. A well-organized cold chain reduces spoilage, retains the quality of the harvested produce and guarantees a cost-efficient delivery to the consumer.
At the TechMeet, farmers had the opportunity to see a prototype built by Bayer, and ideally suited for the rural environment. They could actually touch and feel the device which gave them a better perspective on the possibilities of the materials. Some salient features of this are:
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