WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO REVOLUTIONISE FARMING

by Tia
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In a bold step towards supporting a more sustainable future, and as part of its well-known Good Business Journey, Woolworths has launched a visionary Farming for the Future campaign, featuring an immersive digital experience, the aim of which is to encourage worldwide agriculture transformation. The initiative and its overarching commitment “For Our Collective Tomorrow” intends to herald a new era in farming practices.

Woolworths brings 15 plus years of dedication to regenerative farming practices to the forefront. Through their commitment to partnering with suppliers that are open to using or already utilising regenerative farming methods, Woolworths has significantly reduced its reliance on industrial fertilisers made from fossil fuels. (In the cases where the farms are not yet compliant with Farming for the Future practices, Woolworths invests years of assistance with guidance and installation of the technologies that make it possible). By making compost from weeds, transportation needs are minimised, and water is conserved, two confident steps towards demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

“At Woolworths, we recognise the urgent need for transformative action in agriculture to address climate change and ensure the well-being of generations to come,” says Latiefa Behardien, Chief Food Technology and Sustainability Officer at Woolworths. “Through our Farming for the Future campaign, we aim to leverage our experience in regenerative farming to inspire change across the industry and drive meaningful progress towards a more sustainable food system.”

By partnering with farmers who adopt restorative practices, Woolworths seeks to amplify its impact and foster a community of agricultural innovators, committed to stewarding the land for future generations.

One of the key pillars of the campaign is the focus on cutting carbon emissions to support human survival. By adopting regenerative farming practices, farmers can play a pivotal role in sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, mitigating the impacts of climate change, and safeguarding the planet. Through initiatives such as composting alien plants and reducing reliance on petroleum-based fertilisers, Farming for the Future offers tangible solutions to combating climate change at a grassroots level.

As part of the campaign launch, Woolworths unveiled an immersive digital experience designed to educate, inspire and empower audiences, worldwide. The digital platform offers a glimpse into the future of agriculture, showcasing innovative farming practices, how they work and offering practical tools for sustainable farming.

“We believe that the future of farming lies in regenerative practices that nurture the land, support biodiversity and mitigate climate change,” says Behardien. “Through the implementation of these practices, our customers can be confident that Woolworths has taken steps on everyone’s behalf to help shape a more resilient and sustainable future for all.

Farming for the Future represents a pivotal moment in the journey towards a more sustainable food system, where every action taken today has the power to shape tomorrow.

Immerse yourself in the digital experience here: https://wooliesfarmingforthefuture.co.za/

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