Unilever launches first UK regenerative agriculture project with Colman’s

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2024. 03. 04. 10:06

Unilever has unveiled its first regenerative agriculture project in the UK, working with farms that grow ingredients used in Colman’s products.

The project will initially roll out across mustard and mint farms around Norwich and Peterborough over a four-year period, with the first crop of the programme due to be sown next month.

The farms will trial new regenerative agriculture practices, including low carbon fertilisers, innovative crop nutrition strategies, planting cover and companion crops to reduce pesticide usage, implementing new digital water irrigation scheduling systems, and reducing cultivation.

The consumer goods giant has worked with the farms to collect and establish data and created a framework to measure the impact these practices will have over the period, collecting data on soil health, fertiliser use, biodiversity, water use efficiency and carbon reductions, as well as impact on yields and farm profitability.

Unilever’s wider roadmap looks to see it invest in regenerative agriculture practices on 1.5m hectares of land and forests by 2030, helping to ensure food security and supply chain resilience through the supply of agricultural raw materials.

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