A healthy planet is not an option - it is a necessity

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A healthy planet is not an option - it is a necessity

22 April 2021

On 22 April millions around the world honour Earth Day, the annual event designed to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

 Koppert’s own contribution to sustainability is clear: In everything we do, we make sure both nature and people contribute and benefit equally. We have a deep respect for nature. Nature is smart and many of the solutions for our worldly challenges lie in nature itself. That is why we believe that in order to solve the world’s biggest challenges, we need to take the interests of people as well as nature to heart. We need to stay connected and understand how nature works.

Restore Our Earth

This year’s Earth Day theme is ‘Restore Our Earth’, which focuses not only on the need to reduce people’s impact on the planet as we recover from the effects of the pandemic, but also on how people can play a role in repairing the damage done. At Koppert, we look to nature for solutions, celebrate green technologies, and invest in innovative thinking that can make a lasting and transformative impact to restore our Earth while providing nutritious and safe food.

Green technology

The role that biological control agents provide for growers, such as beneficial insects, microorganisms, biostimulants and pheromones, has led to countless solutions that have improved plant resilience to the point that pests and diseases hardly stand a chance. Using a holistic approach, solutions are developed for all the relevant elements of plant production and protection. Koppert is at the forefront of a whole new way of thinking about agriculture in which classic methods and products are no longer relevant and where chemistry is replaced by biology.

Innovation

Koppert spends a great deal of time and resources in researching nature. Our strength lies in our ability to turn knowledge into practical applications for prevailing agricultural and horticultural problems. Inhouse Research and Development has frequently been the source of biological solutions that, subsequently, have been adopted worldwide.

We actively invest in continuous R&D to bring innovative biological solutions for pests and diseases to growers. Our expertise has become an integral part of a global knowledge base that it shares with growers, retailers, consumers and legislators to have a positive impact on sustainable cultivation worldwide.

Regenerative and sustainable farming

Regenerative and sustainable farming practices reduce soil depletion, erosion and water pollution. Sustainable methods also restore the soils and biodiversity. See how our contribution towards sustainable agriculture is applied in practice: Growers from around the world tell you stories about how they contribute to the Restoration of the Earth in the field of agriculture with the help of natural solutions. Visit the platform of Resilience Food Stories.

* Earth Day was first marked in 1970. It gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of our planet. Since then, the day in has been honoured in 190 countries every year on 22 April. Its mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide and to drive positive impact.

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