Cropin is hosting a series of roundtable sessions at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit around EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), Sustainability & Yield Optimization. To be a part of these sessions, register your interest. For a taster on what to expect, read the case study below, taken from Cropin’s latest whitepaper.
This case sutdy aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of climate change’s implications for the agriculture sector, exploring how agriculture can both contribute to and be affected by climate change. We delve into the role of agriculture in mitigating climate change and the potential benefits of adopting Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices. The document will walk you through the impact of climate change on agriculture, CSA strategies that you can deploy to fight climate change, tools and approaches for implementing CSA, and technologies that can help you enforce smart-climate farming practices.
Sustainable Input Supply Chains – a deep dive into how Loacker drives quality hazelnut farming and builds a transparent farm monitoring process
Loacker initiated a long-term new project, “Loacker Progetto Noccioleti Italiani”, to source 100% sustainably produced Italian hazelnuts. Under this program, the company aims to own the production of hazelnuts in Tuscany and source through long-term contract farming partnerships in four Italian regions. This project assures end-to-end traceability of the Italian hazelnuts and the complete control over quality and agronomic techniques in hazelnut orchards. Under the initiative, Loacker covered 1,30,000 hazelnut plants across 360 hectares (nearly 890 acres) in Italy. The project culminated in 80 regional grower partnerships in six regions. Every contract signed with the farmers also included an agronomic protocol covering sustainable practices that go over national legal standards in hazelnut cultivation.
Soon enough, the brand came face-to-face with numerous tangible and intangible challenges, such as:
- Inability to provide technical advice to farmers and monito farms
- Poor visibility into farmers’ cultivation processes and demarcation of plots
- Inherent quality issues with the hazelnut crop
Loacker set out three main goals when looking for a tech-enabled solution:
- Farmer digitization to assure transparency and sustainability in hazelnut farming
- Crop and warehouse management to ensure traceability in hazelnut production
- Close monitoring of activities and treatments
Cropin implemented its farm digitalization and traceability apps Cropin Grow (SmartFarm) and Cropin Trace (RootTrace) to support Loacker to easily achieve its stated objectives of ensuring quality, Italian origin, and sustainability in hazelnut production.
As a result, Loacker ensured transparency in crucial post-harvest and processing activities:
- Harvest Delivery
- Cropin Grow
- Price Determination