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‘Dutch agricultural sector has the lowest environmental impact in the world’

Says Jan de Ruyter, agricultural sector banker at ABN Amro, responsible for the research on this topic. At Prominent, sustainability is also high on the agenda. Through smart solutions and the use of natural recourses, our growers have been producing tasty vine tomatoes for years.

Large Agricultural Production, Small ‘Footprint’

Our previous blog describes that regional produce does not automatically imply sustainability. The Netherlands are in the forefront when it comes to the relation between a large agricultural production and a small ‘footprint’. Last month, Dutch news broadcaster NOS covered this topic in an article based on a research done by ABN Amro.

‘Relatively seen, the Dutch agricultural sector has the lowest environmental impact in the world, says ABN Amro based on their research. The bank states that in the Netherlands, the combined ‘footprint’ of CO2, energy, pesticides and antibiotics per kilogram of agricultural product is the smallest. “Here, we produce more than other countries per hectare of land,” comments Jan de Ruyter, agricultural sector banker at ABN Amro.’

Sustainably Grown Vine Tomatoes

At Prominent, sustainability has been high on the agenda for years. Our growers perceive the greenhouse is one large ecosystem, where bumble bees and organic pest control agents are used to grow gorgeous vine tomatoes. Because of the natural equilibrium in the greenhouse, the plants become stronger and more resistant against diseases and plagues, which is why crop protection agents are hardly ever used.

Inside the ecosystem, the climate can be optimally controlled and stabilised. Because of solar power used inside the greenhouse, the use of fossil fuels is kept to a minimum while the excellent growing conditions remain intact. Special heat supplies make sure no heat is getting lost.

Are you inspired by our words and would you like to learn more about our sustainably grown products? Do not hesitate to get in touch with Wim van den Berg: w.vandenberg@doorpartners.nl or +31 (0)6 5756 4346.

The sales, marketing and quality control of Prominent tomatoes are handled by Door Partners B.V. This sales subsidiary forms part of the Grower Cooperative DOOR U.A

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