Launch of open source website to support Global Sustainable Farming Practices
In a rapidly changing world this practical and easy-to-use website will help farmers around the globe tackle the most important organic farming challenges.
Eosta, an organic fruit and vegetable specialist, and Soil & More Impacts, a team of sustainability specialized agronomists, have jointly launched an attractive website to help growers combat global farming challenges in a sustainable way.
Today, more than ever, farmers around the world are being confronted with the consequences of a changing climate. Experts agree that the answer to these serious challenges is sustainable, climate-smart agriculture. Although there is already lots of data available about this subject, up until now there has not been one place where farmers can get easy-to-use and practical tips. This is why the Farming & More open-source platform was developed.
Soil & More CEO Tobias Bandel explains: “Today’s agricultural challenges tend to appear complex and overwhelming, which makes implementing change rather difficult. The good news is that there are a few key farming practices that can help to tackle some of these challenges. We have used existing knowledge and data to put together practical and user-friendly video’s and information sheets, which can also be tested through an online exam.”
Volkert Engelsman, the CEO of Eosta, adds: “Our growers are the backbone of our business and together with the experts from Soil & More Impacts we have been supporting them whenever we can. Through the Farming & More website we can reach more organic heroes directly and that is not only good news for the Nature & More growers but for the entire global sustainable farming community.
The Farming & More website is open-source, thus available to everyone, and highlights the best practices for sustainable farming including video courses on:
• Composting and Biomass Management
• Cover crops & Mulch Management
• Production of Compost Tea
• Controlling Erosion
• Biological control of pests and diseases
• Crop Rotation & Tillage
Visit www.farmingandmore.com for more information and access to the courses, posters, video’s and other material.
Eosta – with Nature & More as a consumer brand – was established in 1990 and over the past 29 years has developed into a leading distributor of organic fruit and vegetables with suppliers on six continents and markets throughout Europe, the US, and Hong Kong. The company is known for its sustainability campaigns such as The True Cost of Food, Natural Branding, Dr. Goodfood, and Save Our Soils. In 2018 the company won the King Willem I Plaquette for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and the European Business Award for the Environment. See www.eosta.com and www.natureandmore.com.
Soil & More Impacts is a consultancy firm offering advisory service related to natural soil fertility management and impact assessment. Soil & More Impacts recently launched a set of digital tools for True Cost Accounting to assess future crop production risks due to a changing climate and related adaption options. www.soilandmore.com