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Unilever launches first UK regenerative agriculture undertaking with British farmers



That is the newest regenerative agriculture undertaking from Unilever, constructing on international programmes which have seen the adoption of Unilever’s Regenerative Agriculture Ideas​ to develop components in Hellmann’s and Knorr merchandise within the US, France, Spain, Argentina and Italy.

Globally, Unilever has a roadmap in place to put money into regenerative agriculture practices on 1.5 million hectares of land and forests by 2030, serving to to make sure meals safety and provide chain resilience via the availability of agricultural uncooked supplies.

Investments are funded through Unilever’s Local weather & Nature Fund​ which was launched in 2020 and is a dedication to speculate €1 billion by 2030 in “significant local weather, nature, and useful resource effectivity tasks, to remodel the best way our merchandise are made and attain finish of life”. 

Working with farms supplying Colman’s for 200 years

The UK undertaking will initially trial the appliance of regenerative agriculture practices throughout mustard and mint farms round Norwich and Peterborough over 4 years, together with mustard farms which have equipped Colman’s merchandise for over 200 years, with the primary crop of the programme as a consequence of be sown subsequent month.

The undertaking brings collectively Unilever and two farming cooperatives, the English Mustard Growers and Norfolk Mint Growers, with a gaggle of technical and tutorial companions, Farmacy and Nationwide Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB). Designed to handle the distinctive challenges and wishes of those crops and landscapes, regenerative agriculture practices new to those farms might be trialled together with the usage of low carbon fertiliser, crop vitamin methods, planting of canopy and companion crops to cut back pesticides use, new digital water irrigation scheduling programs and decreased cultivation.

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