Agriculture depends on the use of natural resources such as land, soil, water and nutrients. Sustainable agriculture has an important role to play in preserving natural resources.
Climate change and environmental sustainability present challenges and opportunities for our company. To address these, our company is committed to incorporating leading environmental practices into its business strategy and operations which ensures that their production and produce handling systems are sustainable and environmentally sound and responsible.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) involves the careful consideration of all available pest control techniques and the subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations, and keeps plant protection products and other interventions to levels that are economically justified and reduce or minimize risks to human health and the environment. Given the natural variation on pest development for the different crops and areas, any IPM system must be implemented in the context of local physical (climatic, topographical etc), biological (pest complex, natural enemy complex) and economical conditions.
Sustainable Use of Water, Energy and other Natural resources
- Participation in denitrification project of the area
- Participation on ‘’ENORASIS’’ project for environmental optimization of irrigation. The overall aim of ENORASIS is to develop an intelligent, integrated Decision Support System (ENORASIS Service Platform and Components) for environmentally optimised and, thus, sustainable irrigation management by farmers and water management organisations.
The experiment results demonstrated a reduction of irrigation by 20%.
- Using Reclaimed Water for Irrigation
The recycled water is an emerging, secure and stable source of water for agricultural use which is enriched with various nutrients and provides certainty to users even during periods of drought.
Recycling and Re-Use of Materials
- Recovery, Recycling and re-use of materials whenever possible.
Wildlife and Landscape Conservation and Enhancement
Farming and environment are inseparably linked. Managing wildlife and landscape is of great importance; enhancement of species as well as structural diversity of land and landscape features will benefit from the abundance and diversity of flora and fauna.
- Zone Protection of the Red-Footed Falcon
- Restricted hunting area
- Border protection
- Sites of Special Scientific Interest such as Ancient Monuments within the farm are maintained and protected
- All on-farm environmental interesting habitats are properly managed and protected responsibly and in compliance with relevant national and local legislation.