We are really into the process of how we can optimise sunlight, warmth and shade to create the best conditions possible for our fruits and vegetables. Have you ever thought about the photosynthesis?! Isn’t that just the most beautiful thing you have ever seen? If not the most, then at least one of the most fascinating processes in nature that gets way too little credit. Joke aside, Energy production relates directly to environmental problems, such as air pollution, climate change, water pollution, pollution in the air and solid water disposal.

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The emission of air pollutants from fossil fuel combustion is the major cause of urban air pollution. Modern agriculture, food production and distribution are major contributors of greenhouse gases. In fact, agriculture is directly responsible for 14 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Coal mining can also pollute water.

Therefore, we want to ensure that the energy used for producing our fruits and vegetables increasingly more originate from renewable energy sources.

The control points and evidence required to producers:

  • Evidence of the monitoring of on-farm energy use
  • Evidence that the farming equipment are maintained for optimum energy consumption
  • Evidence of a plan to improve energy efficiency on the farm
  • Evidence of minimizing the use of non-renewable energy