On the Occasion of the Regional Innovation Award on Circular Economy, ShineBright on the region of Zuid Holland, and more especially the village of Berkel en Rodenrijs in Netherlands that presented its project on Biological Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture.
The initiative started in 1967, where Jan Koppert set out to reduce the usage of chemicals in commercial indoor agriculture. Koppert Biological Systems has introduced a range of biological solutions that has changed the horticulture industry and caused a ‘biological revolution’. Today, European commercial indoor agriculture is almost free of harmful chemicals. The impact? Healthier, cleaner food for consumers, a safer working environment for growers and less damage to nature.
After revolutionising horticulture, Koppert wants to spark a similar revolution in commercial outdoor agriculture. In 2015, Koppert introduced Panoramix, the first microbiological seed treatment solution. It increases resilience in wheat and corn and supports farmers in regions where climate challenges and poor soils cause intense usage of fertilizers and other chemical.
This initiative promotes a global biological revolution to make agriculture sustainable.
For more information check out Koppert Biological System!
The next Regional Innovation Award will take place in 2018 and will be dedicated to the Silver Economy in the context of AER SEED project.
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