Sustainable Farming

Sustainability is on everyone’s lips, but often only vaguely understood.

Sustainability is a development that satisfies the needs of the present without risking that future generations will not be able to meet their own needs. (Brundtland Report World Commission on the Environment and Development, 1987)

As simple as these definitions are, it is difficult to achieve a unified, shared understanding of sustainability.

Gurme212’s sustainability starts with sustainable farming. Sustainable agriculture is a type of agriculture that focuses on producing long-term crops and livestock while having minimal effects on the environment. Gurme212 products are from 100% contractual farming and pesticide free as per EU and US norms. All fertilizers, pesticide free seeding, drip irrigation systems provided to the farmer from Gurme212 agro team. All pesticides are controlled from farm to fork, tested in globally certified laboratories.

Drip irrigation is the most efficient water and nutrient delivery system for growing crops. It delivers water and nutrients directly to the plant’s roots zone, in the right amounts, at the right time, so each plant gets exactly what it needs when it needs it to grow optimally. Due to less consumption of water, this results in less use of global water resources as a sustainable approach.

A very good example of recycling in sustainable farming would be the crop waste. During the summer season, all vegetable waste (Rejected tomatoes and peppers) are given to farmers for animal feeding. The same can be transformed into fertilizers that can help enrich the soil.

Sustainable agriculture also focuses on maintaining economic stability of farms and helping farmers improve their techniques and quality of life. Gurme212 provides up to %30 advance payment for annual crop from each contractual farmers which work with Gurme212 for almost 10 years. If you care about your farmers and farms, they care about the product quality and pesticide control. Gurme212 is one of the first companies in Turkey who develops farmer finance programming with European EBRD.