Last week, on behalf of the Top Sector Horticulture & Starting Materials Loek Hermans handed over the publication ‘Top Sector Horticulture & Starting Materials and the SGDs: practical examples’ to the Deputy Agriculture Minister of Nigeria. A wonderful moment to highlight our thriving sector as a marketplace for sustainability initiatives. Grodan contributed to this report.
The presentation was initiated after a recent seminar in Nigeria where companies gathered to discuss public-private partnerships in agriculture and horticulture. But also to share insights to promote sustainability. These insights are included in the publication, which is also full of inspiring and concrete sector examples that show how top horticulture companies embrace the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Sustainability in our sector is a condition for developing fruitful concepts. All kinds of surprising sustainable solutions are covered in the report. Grodan presents its own Precision Growing principle. This is the cultivation method, that limits the amount of water needed to grow a kilo of tomatoes. Normally this requires at least 60 liters elsewhere in the world and can be reduced to just 4 liters. In many countries with a scarcity of water, this can contribute to a more efficient water management and, indirectly, to a more sustainable food production. It is not for nothing that Grodan contributes to the SDGs 2 for years; 2 (zero hunger), 6 (clean water and sanitation) and 12 (responsible consumption and production).
We are proud to provide an impulse tot his fantastic initiative to address societal challenges in agriculture, horticulture and nutrition. Take a look at the publication yourself. The publication is also available in English. If you want to know more about our latest innovation, then read more about
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