Our joint project

“ClimatePartner Agriculture” is a joint project of BASF SE and Raiffeisen Waren-Zentrale Rhein-Main AG (RWZ). The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions in agriculture by up to 30% per ton of crop produced. For the first time, scientific data is being collected on the basis of practical trials on how CO2 emissions can be reduced throughout the entire production process of a farm. The developed application and product recommendations will help other farms to reduce their CO2 emissions in the future.

“In the “ClimatePartner Agriculture” project, strong partners have joined forces to support agriculture on the path to climate-optimized production.”


Dirk Hartmann
Head of BASF Agricultural Solutions Germany

“As pioneers, we want to create a new and more sustainable standard on top of the existing standard of the value chain.”


Dr. Christoph Leufen
Business Unit Manager Plant Production, RWZ Rhein-Main AG

In the Project “ClimatePartner Agriculture”, we are doing pioneering work in the area of carbon farming and developing recommendations to increase agricultural production while reducing CO2 emissions.”


Markus Röser
Head of Sustainability BASF Agricultural Solutions Northern Europe

“It’s important to us to develop expertise on how CO2 reduction can be achieved in the field.”


Dr. Thorsten Krämer
Head of Plant Production Consulting, RWZ Rhein-Main AG

The partner companies

BASF Agricultural Solutions

Providing healthy and affordable food for a rapidly growing population worldwide is critical to sustainable agriculture. At the same time, farmers are challenged to further reduce their impact on the environment. Together with partners and agricultural experts, we support them on this path. That’s why we invest in a strong research and development pipeline that combines innovative thinking with down-to-earth action in the field. In doing so, we incorporate sustainability criteria into all our business decisions. Our portfolio includes seeds and specially bred traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management solutions, plant health, pest control and digital agriculture. With expert teams in the lab, in the field, in the office and in production, we strive to find the right balance for success – for growers, agriculture and future generations. In 2022 our business sector achieved sales of €10.3 billion.

Raiffeisen Waren-Zentrale Rhein-Main AG (RWZ)

Raiffeisen Waren-Zentrale Rhein-Main AG (RWZ) is one of the largest agricultural trading houses in Germany. Our business territory covers the whole of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland as well as large parts of North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse. As a group, we are also represented in Thuringia, Bavaria and Lower Saxony, as well as France, Austria and Benelux. With over 2,500 employees at around 200 locations, we are active on behalf of our member cooperatives and around 47,000 farmers, vintners and horticulturists. In addition, we are also active for private customers as operators of home and garden centers, as dealers for cars and commercial vehicles, and for fuels and building materials.