Sustainable agriculture; farming in sustainable ways!
Agriculture plays a key role within our food chain. It faces political, environmental, logistical and economical challenges today, tomorrow and in the future too. At the moment, according to the UN, over 800 million people worldwide are underfed. Our world faces a rapid growing population, doubling the demand for food in the coming 20 years. Making Agriculture more and more sustainable is key in all challenges that we are facing. There are no short term solutions. This is a challenge that Agrifac was, is and continues to be involved in; continuously developing solutions to combat this obstacle.
Worldwide, the amount of available farmland is decreasing and climate change is also affecting food production.
Producing food is about to get even more challenging.
At Agrifac we develop innovative tools according to the ‘4Es for growers’ concept. This means that efficiency, economy, ergonomy and ecology are leading in the design and development of our products.
With NEED Farming, Agrifac innovations enable you to dose at plant level. This means that you can concentrate on what is best for each individual plant with less pesticides, liquid fertilizer and water.
We strive to help you in your mission towards Sustainable Farming.
What is fascinating when it comes to sustainability is that we often tend to rely on the institutional level to tackle the problem. However we often forget the contributions and impact we already make. Agrifac has an 80-year long history of developing innovative tools and sustainable solutions. We invested in our factory in the Netherlands in 2018 making it the most sustainable in Europe (BREEAM), developed machines using Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Software as a service which reduce the footprint in agriculture enormously, all whilst enabling increased output. We will continue to drive these innovations towards the future, improving solutions according to how the challenge develops.
As a company and worldwide Agricultural player, we are very proud of these accomplishments which contribute to the goal of feeding the world, whilst still keeping the environmental impact in mind.
Sufficient and safe food
Delving deeper, Agrifac produces agricultural sprayers. It could be argued that chemical spraying is not aiding in sustainability; it is indeed in an enormous stretch to think this. To provide the world with sufficient food requires adequate protection measures. If we do not protect our crops, the amount of hungry people in the world will continue to rise.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
What we do know is that solutions are readily available which can already achieve a reduction of chemicals and water up to 95%, however, there is still a lot of work to be done. The realisation of achieving the UN SDG goals by 2030 is for some businesses, not an easy call. At Agrifac we are searching for answers to the questions on what to do on a daily basis.
In 2000 a large group of UN members (189) adopted the UN Millennium Development Goals. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for example, fight poverty and hunger, water availability, and topics such as energy and climate change are high on the agenda. At Agrifac we endorse these SDG’s strongly! With our 4e’s for Growers concept, development of innovative tools and with a factory that is the most sustainable in Europe we focus especially on these Goals:
At Agrifac we are all motivated to drive our Sustainability Goals to the next level. This promise is also an invitation for you all to join us on this journey.