With the climate change and increased population, the global water resources are becoming scarce and the weather conditions are becoming more and more unpredictable. Drop by drop we study the perfect conditions for each crop and plan the most favourable irrigation. Ahead lies further training of our staff and to evaluate production lines to reduce water consumption. Resourceful and innovative water use, and agricultural wastewater treatment is key to both a healthy harvest and healthy planet.

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Often there is either too much water, due to heavy rains causing floods, or there is a shortage of water due to lack of rain and extremely high temperatures, affecting the availability and the quality of water. Almost the 70% of the global freshwater usage is for agricultural production. Therefore, we need to ensure that our growers are working towards more sustainable water usage and reducing the quantity of water used for producing a kilogram of their product.

The average water footprint per kg produced differs significantly among crops and across production regions. We identify and evaluate the water risks of the countries where are located their suppliers, consulting the website: Aqueduct | World Resources Institute. After that, we combine this information calculating the average water consumption of each crop supplied: Product gallery.

This means that all our producers are expected to give, evidence documenting their efforts to manage water risks and management:

  • That the water sources they are using are legal and that they are extracting rates corresponding to them
  • Monitoring of water consumption
  • Impact of producers on sustainable watershed management
  • Best practices in water management
  • Protection of water sources
  • Measures to demonstrate continuous improvement of water management