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Any farmer will tell you that their crops rely on the health of the soil. Healthy soil produces bigger and better crops and is more resilient to the effects of climate change. Unhealthy soil does the opposite. But to keep soil healthy, farmers use fertilisers - which often produce toxic carbon dioxide.
So how can we keep soil healthy while reducing carbon emissions?
We can improve the quality and quantity of fertilisers we use, making sure they have the right nutrients and we’re using them in the right way. Fertilisers produce more than 70% of farms’ carbon emission, so even a small improvement will have a big impact on the overall carbon footprint of farming.
At NESCAFÉ, we’re on a sustainability journey. And an important part of this will mean supporting the care of the soil in and around where the coffee trees grow.
Not too little... Not too much...
A healthier soil means healthier coffee trees. And one of the ways our partner growers nurture the soil is by using fertilisers. But all fertilisers have a carbon footprint.
So one step of our journey to reduce our NESCAFÉ GOLD BLEND Origins Alta Rica carbon footprint, is to discover the best ways to support the care given to the soil the coffee grows in and work with farmers in Brazil on their fertiliser use.
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