LIFE ENVision Project
LIFE in agriculture with FertiGlobal
We know we’re not the only company in agriculture grappling with the challenges of 21st century food production, but we’re confident that our breakthrough technologies provide farmers with some of the best ways to tackle those issues: climate change, soil health and meeting the demand for more food.
And we’re not alone in thinking this: the European Union has selected FertiGlobal and its crop nutrition portfolio as a beneficiary of its LIFE funding programme. Created in 1992, LIFE is the EU’s initiative to support projects and technologies that benefit the environment and address climate issues.
Why fund FertiGlobal?
It’s our approach to agriculture that marks us out. Specifically, how we defined that approach. Early on, we decided that our research should focus on valid alternatives to the traditional use of pesticides.
Our starting position was the evidence that intensive crop nutrition gives crops the best protection against all kinds of harm: pests, diseases, abiotic stress. To that, we added our new Crop Management Vision: that crop management needs a long-term view and a holistic methodology.
The introduction of EnNuVi
Our worldwide patented biostimulant technology was recognised by the LIFE programme for its ability to trigger and control plants’ defence and resistance systems. An acronym of Enhance, Nurture, Vitalize, EnNuVi solutions work by providing all the nutrients the plant needs to grow, leaving it healthy, strong and capable of realising its yield potential. The combination of active polyphenols with selected natural ingredients that’s characteristic of all EnNuVi crop nutrition products can significantly reduce both pesticide use and water consumption.
What makes EnNuVi special?
The traditional model of crop nutrition revolves around the roots: that it’s the roots that matter. We don’t dispute that; we just say that a crop cannot live by root nutrition alone. Appropriate foliar nutrition is also essential if farmers are to ensure robust crop growth and high-level, high-quality yields. What’s more, by delivering effective foliar fertilisation in conjunction with an appropriate soil-based fertiliser programme, farmers can pursue our new Crop Management Vision with confidence.
Our vision? Sustainable agriculture
Reducing farming’s impact on the environment is a central tenet of FertiGlobal’s philosophy; that, and opening opportunities for farmers to deliver productive, high-yielding, high-quality outputs, whether that’s cereals, root crops, vegetables or fruit. Our advanced technologies, coupled with our dedicated technical services, help farmers pursue the Crop Management Vision while reducing pesticide volumes and their input costs.
It’s for this reason – our relentless focus on the environment, and a sustainable form of agriculture – that has seen our long-term vision rewarded by the EU. Our approach chimes with the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy and its long-term ambition to slash pesticide use by 50% by 2030.
We’re proud of our LIFE recognition, not just because it confirms and vindicates our position on sustainable agriculture, but because it means we can bring that same LIFE philosophy to farmers and growers around the world.