Changes for a better world.
On the last 6 years, farms have achieved an 80% reduction in the use of agrochemicals through a set of actions that focus on sustainability. Among them, we have the cultivation of species with a high potential for cups such as yellow Catucai 24-137, Yellow Catucai 2-SL, Acauã and Arara that have natural resistance to pests; pruning of plants that lets the sun acts inside the plants, breaking the cycle of pests; the increase of biodiversity within the crops, bringing a population of natural insect predators of pests and the increase of biodiversity in the soil, with compounds of natural fertilizers.
Annually, 600 native trees are planted to form forest aisles around the crops. These aisles improve the microclimate within crops, a source of food and the connection between forests where the transit of animals and insects happens.
In 2021, we became 100% self-sustainable in the use of electricity. All electricity used in the farms is generated in photovoltaic panels using sunlight.
Other kinds of crops and cultivation of native bees swarms are being conducted. The goal is to increase the bees' food source and use bees as natural indicators of the absence of harmful insecticides in crops.
We also diversified the cultivation by planting bananas, pineapples, watermelons, avocados, squash, cassava and others that are a source of extra income for farm workers, as well as the honey produced.