nav Searchuser
Maxunitech Inc.
Beijing Multigrass Formulation Co., Ltd.

Nestlé turns factory by-product into compost, organic fertilizerqrcode

Nov. 28, 2012

Favorites Print
Nov. 28, 2012
Tagum City — Agronomists of Nestlé Philippines Inc are turning ash and sludge into compost or organic fertilizer for coffee farms.
“Utilizing factory by-product as compost is an idea that we have long been conceptualizing to help our factories with its zero-waste policy,” said Arthur Baria, NPI Agricultural Services head.
“This will also help us provide a technology component to promote an integrated approach to nutrient management for farmers and contribute to our goal of making coffee production more sustainable.”
Trials were undertaken at the Nestlé Demonstration Farm in Tagum City, Davao del Sur and at the Northern Mindanao Agricultural Research Center of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 10 in Dalwangan, Malaybalay, Bukidnon.
Nestlé’s advocates Better Farming Practices under the Common Code for the Coffee Community, aiming to have all Farmer Connect volumes 100 percent 4C-verified by 2015.
“Demand for coffee continues to grow and as the biggest buyer of green [Robusta] coffee beans, Nestlé explores every possible means to help farmers improve the quality and quantity of their yield,” Baria said.

Picture 0/1200

More from AgroNews


Annual Review 2019 2019 CRO & CRAO Manual
2019 Market Insight Chinese issue of 2019 Market Insight
2019 India Pesticide Suppliers Guide 2019 Biologicals Special
Subscribe Comment


Subscribe Email: *
Mobile Number:  


Picture 0/1200

Subscribe to daily email alerts of AgroNews.