Nestlé Cereals has in the present day introduced the launch of the Nestlé Wheat Plan, a sustainable farming initiative by means of which the enterprise is forming partnerships with British wheat farmers to help the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.
Working with the Landscape Enterprise Networks (LENs) scheme and its wheat farmers, the cereal producer says the Nestlé Wheat Plan goals to cut back the affect of recent farming, assist drive sustainable wheat sourcing within the UK, and is a part of the enterprise’ dedication to make breakfast higher while serving to take care of the setting the place our wheat is grown.
As a part of the plan, farmers are supported in striving to make their farming practices extra sustainable. Nestlé says regenerative farming strategies cut back pesticide use, carbon emissions and soil erosion, whereas concurrently enhancing natural soil matter and biodiversity. That is achieved by means of practices like cowl cropping which protects water high quality and ensures the soil isn’t left naked and susceptible to erosion, decreased cultivation to maintain soils more healthy and cut back C02 losses to the environment, or planting hedgerows which creates new habitats for biodiversity, captures carbon from the environment, and absorbs moisture from soil in moist climate.
“The announcement of the Nestlé Wheat Plan is proof of our long-term dedication and bold plans to make scrumptious breakfast cereals whereas having a constructive affect on the setting the place our wheat is grown,” mentioned Robin Sundaram, Accountable Sourcing Supervisor at Nestlé UK & Eire.
“We all know that manufacturing of crops will depend on the state of the pure setting, which could be unsure as a consequence of altering climate circumstances. We additionally know that this can solely worsen as a consequence of local weather change. By supporting our wheat farmers to transition to extra regenerative farming practices they may develop into extra resilient in the long run, in addition to cut back their environmental affect with advantages for carbon, flood mitigation, water high quality, air high quality and soil well being. In the end, this will even assist us preserve the secure wheat provide essential to proceed producing the nation’s favorite cereals.”
Ian Matts, a Northamptonshire-based farmer working with Nestlé Cereals, added: “We’re delighted to be a part of the Nestlé Wheat Plan. Initiatives just like the Nestlé Wheat Plan are elementary to the profitable transition to regenerative farming for each farmers and the broader trade.
“We’ve been utilizing regenerative farming strategies for six years and have begun to see the constructive results it has made on the farm. We’re happy to be a part of the Nestlé Wheat Plan and are excited to work with Nestlé Cereals to drive ahead our sustainable farming practices.”