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What is Sustainability Labels on Food Products

What is sustainability labels on food products ?

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Sustainability labeling on food and drink products informs consumers about environmental and ethical issues related to food choice and consumption. The third party certification company confirms the legitimacy of claims made by food producers and distributors, thus ensuring that the food labels are meaningful.

Sustainability labels, also give consumers the opportunity to take into account environmental and ethical considerations when making food choices. Without such labels, taking into account such factors is still possible – for example, by preferring locally produced products because of a belief that transportation of food over long distances is not good for the environment – but rests on uncertain grounds and needs more indirect inferences from other product characteristics (like the origin of the food).

Making sustainability labels available on food products opens up new ways of making choices for consumes, and how motivation and understanding together impact on use of these labels.

Understanding of the concept of sustainability was limited, but understanding of four selected labels:

  1. Fair Trade Certified,
  2. Rain forest Alliance,
  3. Carbon Footprint,
  4. Food Alliance Certified.

Understanding of four sustainability labels on food products.

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 Carbon Footprint Trust – 100g CO2

 Fairtrade Certified

Minimising chemical emissions when producing goods Ensuring better prices. decent working conditions and good terms for producers

Reducing deforestation of the rain forest

Ensuring that no child labour is used in the production process
Using land and water as efficiently as possible to avoid environmental damage Working to achieve lower prices for consumers
Supporting the production of more local/regional goods Ensuring good prices and working conditions for retailers an
Improve packaging and recycling options Ensuring that the food produced is distributed in a fair way
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 Rainforest Alliance Certified

 Food Alliance Certified Producers

Promoting sustainable agriculture to help farmers, while protecting the local environment Provide safe and fair working conditions
Minimising (soil) contamination when producing food Practice integrated pest management to minimize pesticide us and toxicity
Protecting wildlife in the rain forest Conserve soil and water resources
Reducing the amount of packaging used Protect biodiversity and wildlife habitat
Using land and water as efficiently as possible to avoid environmental damage Promoting sustainable agriculture to help farmers. while protecting the local environment and continually improve practices

% of respondents selecting statement as correctly describing the label. Correct answers are in bold.

What is the benefit of Sustainability Labels on food products ?

Waste reduction, speedier processes, and longer-lasting consumables. All of this translates into lower operating costs, which we are able to pass on to our customers in the form of surprisingly competitive pricing.

What is Carbon Footprint trust ?

  • An all-digital, color-managed workflow has eliminated the need for costly & wasteful proofing systems.
  • Digitally imaged printing plates are developed in  “Chem-free” processor which uses only non-toxic processing fluids that have a longer lifespan than traditional, more toxic chemicals.
  • Computerized press controls deliver accurate color fast, minimizing make ready waste and allowing us to tightly monitor quality and consistency throughout the print run.
  • Digital print capabilities for short-run jobs allow us to print only the quantity needed. In addition to the best quality available, our HP Indigo press offers non-toxic, long-lifespan consumables and uses considerably less energy than competing technologies.
  • Computerized bindery equipmentreduces waste and minimizes errors
  • In-house mailingand close proximity to a USPS sorting facility eliminates unnecessary transit for mailing jobs.
  • Eco-friendly large format solutions from HP feature recyclable consumables and materials.
  • Sustainability graphic design label printing piece include:
    • Serves multiple purposes and maximizes shelf life
    • Raises awareness by displaying environmental specs
    • Limits ink coverage and areas of solid color
    • Is printed by a printer that has environmental certification
    • Uses recycled and/or FSC-certified paper that was processed chlorine-free
    • Uses soy- and vegetable-based inks and avoids metallic inks
    • Avoids foil stamping, thermography, and lamination
    • Uses up-to-date mailing lists that accurately target your audience
  • Full Color Offset Ink

    100% Vegetable-Based Inks.

    Rather than use a traditional, cheaper, petroleum base, Jakprints uses soy- and vegetable-based inks. Our ink contains more than 30% vegetable oil and a minimum of 55% bio-derived, renewable and sustainable raw materials. It is formulated without petroleum ink solvent and has extremely low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making it an environmentally friendly choice.

    Water-based, aqueous coatings make our offset products 100% biodegradable.

    Paper

    We recycle all paper trimmings, unused paper products and press runs that do  not meet our high quality standards.

    Our warehouse papers and boxes are warehoused by the truckload, reducing semi-truck deliveries significantly.

    Printing

    Reduce landfill waste, use distribute ink to presses.

    100% recyclable aluminum plates from our offset press are collected and recycled monthly.

     

    Shipping & Packaging

    Whenever possible, vendor boxes are reused in order to minimize the need for new boxes in our apparel division.

    All branded and unbranded shipping boxes are produced with at least 90% recycled material. Any virgin content is from Responsibly Forestedsources.

    Responsibly Forested Paper

    All papers are sourced from well-managed forests certified by one of the three major organizations who follow the trees, pulp and paper through the entire chain of custody.

What is Fair Trade Certified

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers, and enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives. (AWA)

What is Food Alliance Certified ?

Food Alliance provides a sustainability standard for food handling operations – including packers, processors, and distributors.

Food Alliance is the most experienced sustainable agriculture certifier in the United States – with two decades of experience developing and maintaining comprehensive sustainability standards and criteria for a wide range of agricultural products, including fruits, vegetables, grains, livestock, eggs, dairy, shellfish, mushrooms, grains, legumes, horticultural products, and prepared food products made with Food Alliance Certified ingredients.

Food Alliance Certified Handlers:

  • handlersealProvide safe and fair working conditions
  • Reduce use of toxic and hazardous materials
  • Reduce and recycle waste
  • Conserve energy and water
  • Ensure quality control and safety
  • Continually improve practices
  • Pack, prepare, and/or distribute Food Alliance Certified products

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Strategies aiming to reduce the use of chemical pesticides through careful monitoring for actual pest threats. Pesticides are applied in ways to pose the least possible hazard, and are used as a last resort when other controls are found inadequate. (FMC)

Irradiation

Food irradiation is the process of exposing food to radiant energy in order to reduce or eliminate bacteria, therefore making it more resistant to spoilage. Food is most often irradiated commercially to reduce the numbers of pathogenic microorganisms, to extend shelf-life, or to eliminate insect pests. Food that has been irradiated must either have “irradiated” as part of the product name or be labeled with the claim “treated with irradiation” or “treated with radiation” and also display the Radura symbol. The FDA requires labeling on whole irradiated fruits and vegetables. However, the FDA does not require the “treated with irradiation” label on processed foods made with irradiated ingredients or on spices.  The USDA’s rules regarding labeling of irradiated foods are similar to the FDA’s regulations, but only apply to meat and poultry. However, unlike the FDA, the USDA requires that irradiated meat ingredients in multi-ingredient products, such as sausages, must be listed in the ingredients on the package. (AWA)

Pesticide free/no spray

Implies that no pesticide residue can be found on the crop. It does not address if pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides were applied at other points in production. No independent third party verification. (AWA)

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United Airline Uses Biofuel for Regular Flights from LAX to SFO

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Bringing biofuels to LAX

United is making history by bringing commercial-scale, low-carbon, renewable jet fuel to our Los Angeles hub, in partnership with AltAir Fuels and Honeywell UOP. Using technology from Honeywell UOP, AltAir retrofitted a largely idled refinery in Paramount, California, into an advanced biofuel facility that produces 30 million gallons per year. This has brought new clean-energy jobs to the area.

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The AltAir facility converts feedstock, such as agricultural wastes, and non-edible natural oils into low-carbon advanced biofuels. The renewable jet fuel is expected to provide more than a 60 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on a lifecycle basis when compared to traditional jet fuel.

UAL has collaborated with AltAir since 2009, with a shared goal of bringing an ongoing source of sustainable aviation biofuels to an airport. United has agreed to buy up to 15 million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel over a three-year period, with the potential to purchase more. As the first commercial-scale purchase of alternative jet fuels by a U.S. airline that incorporates biofuels into regular operations, this accomplishment represents a historic milestone for aviation.

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United Airline launches Sustainable Aviation Biofuel for Regular flights with B

A United Airlines eco-skies jet. United Airlines on Friday began sing commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled.

United Airlines is now using sustainable aviation biofuels on regular commercial flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco. This makes United one of the first U.S. airlines committed tocommercial-scale volumes of biofuel beyond demonstration and test flights. Stored and delivered in the same way as traditional aviation fuel, the bio-blend features 30% renewable jet fuel and 70% conventional jet kerosene.

United Airlines announced on Friday that it plans to power thousands of commercial flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco with biofuel created from farm waste like animal fats and oils.

Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

While a handful of airlines have flown individual flights using a variety of types of biofuels, this is among the first times that an airline is committing to power a large number of commercial flights. If all goes well, a biofuel blend is supposed to be used for all of United’s jet fuel supply at Los Angeles International Airport.

United is using the biofuel from AltAir Fuels to replace 30% of its petroleum-based fuel for the L.A. flights over the next couple of weeks. This morning a flight took off from Los Angeles to San Francisco powered by the biofuel. Fulcrum Bioenergy isn’t supposed to produce its biofuel commercially for United until 2018.

AltAir’s Paramount, California-based refinery converts sustainable feedstocks, like non-edible natural oils and agricultural wastes, into low-carbon, renewable jet fuel. This biofuel is price-competitive with traditional, petroleum-based jet fuel, but achieves a greater than 60 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions on a life cycle basis when compared to traditional jet fuel.

What are sustainable aviation biofuels?

The difference is in the source material, or feedstock. Whereas conventional jet fuel is derived from crude oil, sustainable aviation biofuels can be derived from sources like non-edible natural oils and agricultural wastes. The AltAir facility converts this feedstock into sustainably produced jet fuel that is expected to provide a greater than 60 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on a lifecycle basis compared to fuel produced from crude oil. The fuel will be blended at 30 percent biofuel and 70 percent traditional fuel, and will be certified to the same performance standard as traditional jet fuel (ASTM Standard D-1655). The Federal Aviation Administration has deemed this fuel as acceptable for use on aircraft, provided it meets ASTM specifications. AltAir is pursuing certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) – a global sustainability standard and certification system that recognizes biomass and biofuel producers that adhere to strict social responsibility and environmental criteria.

Fulcrum BioEnergy system:

This biofuel is produced through an innovative, clean and efficient thermochemical process, and it has a greater than 80 percent reduction in lifecycle carbon emissions compared to conventional jet fuel. Fulcrum will reduce our carbon footprint, divert waste from landfills and create new jobs at the Fulcrum facilities located in the communities.

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From trash to take off

Instead of household waste going to a landfill, it will now be delivered to a Fulcrum facility and converted into sustanable aviation biofuel.

  1. Trash is collected and delivered to a Fulcrum facility…
  2. where it is processed and converted into sustainable aviation biofuel.
  3. The drop-in fuel meets United’s technical requirements.
  4. Fulcrum’s fuel is 80% less carbon intensive than traditional fuel on a life cycle basis.
  1. Clean
  2. Scalable
  3. Efficient
  4. Reliable
Total trash placed in U.S. landfills in one year
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Energy equivalent of 10 billion gallons of oil (3 times United’s total annual fuel use)
The average American produces nearly 1 ton of garbage a year
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That’s 65 gallons of biofuels processed by Fulcrum
Sustainable engagement

Sustainability Standards continue expansion in China, India and Brazil

Sustainability  is not a choice to be made but is a precondition for development.

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Sustainable development will not be easy. Yet, it is an unavoidable responsibility that is achievable with better planning, stronger policies, and effective execution.

In response to the growing market signals that indicate the importance of supply chain sustainability assessment, successful companies are building internal capacity to collect data about their products and supply chains. This deep-dive, interactive session brings together an experienced team representing research, data collection, and sustainability reporting to show how companies are building cross-functional, inter-departmental teams to prepare for and conduct sustainability assessments.

The Asian Development Bank has forecast that India’s economic growth will outpace China’s in 2015/16, thanks to the improvements in the country’s political and macroeconomic conditions.

Technological solutions, political regulation or financial instruments alone cannot achieve sustainable development. Achieving sustainable development requires a fundamental change of mindsets that results in change of action. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Action Programme (GAP) integrates the content related to sustainable development into education using teaching and learning methods that help the learners to acquire skills such as critical thinking and motivating themselves to act for a better future.

In 2015, ISEAL members covered a total of 9,800 certified entities in Brazil, India and China, up 20% from the year before. Comparing data on certification uptake between 2012 and 2015, ISEAL found that members which in 2012 had no, or very limited reach in emerging markets, were successful in rapidly expanding and consolidating a user-base for their standard. Established standards systems such as FSC or Rainforest Alliance (that already had significant uptake in Brazil, China or India) experienced continued growth across all three countries.

China opens up:

Sustainable consumption and production have become increasingly important on a global level, and China has recently highlighted the need to promote greener lifestyles and consumer practices to help move towards a greener, low-carbon model. For at least five members, engagement in 2015 is still in an early planning stage. Part of this growth has been made possible by government-led standards sector reform and opening up, along with an open and willing attitude from Chinese regulators to work with ISEAL and ISEAL members along with other leading sustainability tools and standards.

Greater numbers of businesses are also using sustainability standards in the Chinese domestic market, often led by global brands, but increasingly by Chinese brands as well. For example, Chinese investors in the palm oil sector have benefited from certification to and guidance from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.

Since China is an important global center of manufacturing, environmental protection and the control of pollution during production processes have become integral components of China’s drive towards greener consumption. The Supply Chain is not just a business issue, and that there is a critical need for learning and development for individuals responsible for this data collection and program implementation. This elevated level of awareness of human capital, both strengthens the brand(s) and the value chain, as well as produces accelerated, exponential positive impact.

Chinese businesses were happy to share how standards like RSPO are helping guide them on their sustainability journey to reduce risk and achieve sustainable returns on investment.

India shows most dramatic growth in emerging economies:

India is expected to grow at such a rapid rate over the next two decades that it could build approximately 80 percent of the physical assets—including infrastructure, commercial and residential real estate, vehicle stock, and industrial capacity—that will constitute the India of 2030.

India emerged as the most dynamic emerging market location for ISEAL members over the past three years, with a strong upsurge and investment in partnerships coupled with a dramatic increase in the number of certified entities and production areas under certification.

Growth of this magnitude will bring tremendous benefits, but it also poses many challenges, particularly regarding sustainability. Demand for resources will increase dramatically, for example, raising the country’s dependence on imports for commodities such as crude oil and driving commodity prices higher in general. And India will need to expand its capacity to generate electricity to meet increasing industrial and residential demand, which will impel a corresponding increase in greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions.

To set a new standard for sustainability,  India must focus on four areas:

  • increasing energy efficiency in industry, vehicles, and appliances;
  • accelerating the transformation of its power sector,
  • including the adoption of clean technology;
  • building green infrastructure for urban habitats and transportation; and establishing sustainable agriculture and forestry practices.

Brazil engagement already strong, but alliances have grown

Brazil is a major emerging economy: it has a population of nearly 200 million, the world’s seventh largest economy, and a land area equal to approximately two European Unions. With a primary energy supply of 270 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) in 2011, it is also the world’s seventh largest energy producer. Brazil’s domestic energy demand keeps growing fast: the average annual growth rate in 2000–11 was 3.3 per cent.  The region has the largest continuous tropical forest in the world and hosts around 20 percent of the world’s plant and animal species. The potential for an economy based on forest resources is enormous.

Northeast Brazilian city that needs to improve the urban environment, specifically the area located on low lands of about 70 meters above sea-level, where the rivers in flow cover an extensive part of the urban network. Brazil’s energy matrix is considerably cleaner than that of other developing countries. About 20 percent of its energy production comes from renewable sources (wood, charcoal, sugar-cane derivatives and others), and if hydroelectric energy is included this percentage goes up to around 60 percent. About 23 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions come from fossil fuel combustion and 75 percent from land use changes, primarily Amazon deforestation (Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil, 2004). By reducing deforestation since 2004, Brazil has avoided the emission of approximately 200 million tonnes of carbon.

Cities offer considerable opportunities to reduce CO² emissions when applying coordinated approaches to emission reductions in transport and buildings, which are the two of largest sources. As a result of integrated urban planning, Curitiba has the highest rate of public transport use in Brazil (45 per cent of journeys), and one of the country’s lowest rates of urban air pollution.

Brazil’s per capita GHG emissions, if land use and forestation (LUCF) are excluded, are also low at 5.96 tCO2e in 2010, according to the World Resources Institute (WRI). This is well below the per capita emission rates of many major emerging economies, including those of China (7.76) and South Africa (11.20), and the world average (6.47). (WRI 2013a.) However, given Brazil’s massive deforestation rates, the picture changes radically when LUCF is included. The WRI ranks Brazil as the fifth biggest emitter in the world in 2010 and, in terms of cumulative emissions, one recent study places Brazil fourth in a list of countries most responsible for global warming (Matthews et al. 2014).

In terms of engagement efforts by ISEAL members, the Brazilian context shows the least change over three years in comparison to the Chinese and Indian landscape. This confirms the relative maturity of the Brazilian market and the fact that many ISEAL members had some form of engagement in Brazil prior to 2012. Over the years a vibrant ISEAL community has emerged, with a notable increase in alliances and partnerships across ISEAL membership. Examples include ISEAL members working together on the Rio Olympics Food Vision Initiative or sharing facilities and back office support. In addition, several ISEAL members have developed structural links to Brazilian standard setting initiatives and certification bodies. Given this context, ISEAL organised its first annual Global Sustainability Standards Symposium in São Paulo on 23rd September 2015, which was widely attended by business leaders and key stakeholders.

Fuel Efficiency and Carbon Footprint Management

Sustainable Development – Alternative Fuel “Biofuel”

Fuel Efficiency and Carbon Footprint Management

Fuel Efficiency and Carbon Footprint Management

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United is the first U.S. airline to invest in a biofuel company. It is another in a series of firsts for the airline which, since 2009, has made significant investments in the advancement of sustainable aviation biofuels.

  • In 2009, United made history as the first North American carrier to perform a two-engine aircraft demonstration flight using sustainable biofuels.
  • In 2011, United operated the first U.S. passenger flight powered by advanced biofuels made from algae.
  • In 2012, United spearheaded the Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuel Initiative (MASBI), a public/private partnership of experts from across the Midwest Region, to accelerate the commercialization of advanced biofuels for aviation.
  • In 2013, United announced an agreement with AltAir Fuels for advanced aviation biofuels to be used on flights out of the airline’s Los Angeles hub, making it the first U.S. carrier to execute a commercial scale agreement for aviation biofuels. United expects to begin regularly scheduled flights using AltAir’s fuel later this year.
  • In 2015, United received the World Bio Markets (WBM) Award for Excellence in Advanced Biofuels.

United has also negotiated a long-term supply agreement with Fulcrum and, subject to availability, will have the opportunity to purchase at least 90 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel a year for a minimum of 10 years at a cost that is competitive with conventional jet fuel. This alternative fuel will be a drop-in fuel that meets all of the airline’s technical requirements and specifications, and will power the aircraft in the same way as conventional jet fuel. Fulcrum expects its first alternative fuels plant to begin commercial operation in 2017.

Fulcrum’s Waste-to-Biofuel Technology

Fulcrum’s technology converts household trash, known as municipal solid waste (MSW), into renewable jet fuel. Fulcrum’s renewable jet fuel is expected to provide a greater than 80 percent reduction in lifecycle carbon emissions when compared to conventional jet fuel. Fulcrum
has successfully developed and proven its technology to convert MSW into low-cost, low-carbon transportation fuels in an innovative, clean and efficient thermochemical process. MSW is an attractive biofuel feedstock as it is low cost, has limited volatility and a virtually unlimited supply. United’s agreement with Fulcrum is expected to decrease the airline’s carbon footprint through the use of sustainable aviation biofuel, while also diverting waste from landfills and creating new jobs in those communities where new Fulcrum facilities are sited. Fulcrum’s projects have also received support and participation from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy for the future production of fuel that meets military specifications.

“This partnership underscores United’s efforts to be a leader in alternative fuels as well as our efforts to lead commercial aviation as an environmentally responsible company,” said United’s Managing Director for Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Angela Foster-Rice. “From our carbon offset program to our fuel saving winglet technology, this investment in Fulcrum represents yet another example of our Eco-Skies commitment to a more sustainable future.”

 

United Airlines today announced an historic $30 million equity investment in U.S.-based alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., a pioneer in the development and commercialization of converting municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel. It is also the single largest investment by a U.S. airline in alternative fuels and sets United apart in the aviation industry in the advancement of aviation biofuels and carbon emissions reductions. In addition to the equity investment, United and Fulcrum have entered into an agreement that contemplates the joint development of up to five projects located near United’s hubs expected to have the potential to produce up to 180 million gallons of fuel per year.

 

Read more, visit united.com/ecoskies

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Sustainability Supply Chain – Raw Materials Sourcing

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GLOBAL AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY PRODUCTION

HOW CAN WE SUCCESSFULLY FEED A GROWING POPULATION WITHOUT DESTROYING OUR PLANET IN THE PROCESS ?

 

The current agricultural system already has major impacts on the global environment. The supply chains of the Food chain from agricultural production, to transport, food consumption and of course waste disposal. And we all know that the greatest impacts are concentrated at the agricultural production stage and the largest driver of global deforestation and biodiversity loss with all fertilizer application, waste water, electricity etc…

We believe with the method sustainable sourcing of raw materials is providing us with the means to reach our targets to “lower the cost, comply with the consumers demand in the competitive supplier market”, and we are responsible of source raw commodities produce from source

Design and project management of value chain initiatives

Sustainable sourcing programs ultimately need to connect the goals of buyers with the goals and practices of producers, suppliers and customers. The  topics such as inclusion of small-scale producers in developing countries, strategies for low carbon farming, and sustainability metrics. Chain wide collaboration can be the critical element for resilient and efficient value chains.

Today, we pursue sustainable our business strategies, conducting high conservation value and social impact assessments, in order to support Pepper production using the methodology of Sustainable planning in assessing land to support the expansion of a potential site for Pepper cultivation. This project will lead to potential benefits included increased incomes; profits and government revenues; reduced poverty and improved natural resource management, including environmental, economic social and legal consideration. This new step to improve the lives of one million people in our community’s extended supply chains.

Improved agricultural management practices is require understanding and knowledge of how to create a sustainable global commodities system, including impacts on water quality and quantity, soil, labor intensive and fertilizer application.

Our method :

1.    Rehabilitating degraded land

2.    Field water  management technique

3.    Organic fertilizer application

4.    Reduce Labor intensive with Low Carbon = Prevent Pesticide residue

5.     Crop organic tree

6.    Transfer sustainable methodologies to Farmers

 

1 – Rehabilitating spare or degraded land:

After the research, our Agronomist has located a potentially suitable site for Sustainable Pepper plantation.

This land has been study and found the most suitable cultivation conditions for the product range. It is another important strategy for business sustainable and end deforestation. Companies will  trained all farmers, using our sustainable method, and will be  certified sustainable plantation and can designed in accordance with established standard for sustainable Pepper production for the entire of the industry

2 – Field water management technique:

Use the spring water, re-use water with field water management techniques, which have the greatest impact of all farming practices and field flooding reduction practices have the benefit of reducing water consumption by Pepper.

 

3 – Organic fertilizer application:

We use organic fertilizer from con’s dung fermented to avoid all chemical treatment to our production

 

4 – ‘Low carbon” Prevent Pesticide residue free:

We’re using polyculture method by planting seasonal crops (chill, corn, soy, ginger )to avoid pets attraction during the harvest crop especially the chills has very strong smell and make pets go away from our Pepper.

Quality water and improve soil health with field water management it also has impact.

5 – Growth organic tree:

The seeds obtained from the farmers who are also committed to the pattern of organically managed plantations. By doing fertilizing with organic fertilizers (non-chemical) – Pesticide Free

 

6 – Transfer Sustainable methodologies to Farmers:

Companies provide training to the farmers on a regular basis about the new cultivation techniques throughout the season. They work closely with Farmers and support them with agricultural materials. They work as teamwork to adopt sustainable practice and meet specific certification in order to increase their income and profit. But we also support the transition efforts of farmer who crops are not yet certified by using our new sparing land.

 

By Mai Truong

September 2015