As a leading company in the production and development of new varieties of soft fruit, we have been working to develop innovative initiatives that enable responsible and sustainable production. Through the use of satellite technology, IoT and Machine Learning, we have significantly improved the nursery activity and made a direct contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). So much so that these initiatives have been recognised by the Global Compact
Specifically, the use of satellite images and drones has allowed us to improve real-time decision-making, the analysis of plantation results, the anticipation of different agronomic problems and the drawing of relevant conclusions in plant health management. Thanks to these initiatives, we have managed to reduce the consumption of key resources such as water and energy by 13-14%, reduce the use of agrochemicals and increase plant production efficiency by 10-15%.
Another initiative implemented is the use of IoT technologies in our business verticals, such as greenhouses, cold, open field and irrigation. Daily monitoring of parameters related to soil, climate, irrigation, drainage and PHs has allowed us to reduce consumption and efficiency in plant production with ever higher quality standards.
Finally, we are working on the development of a production prediction model for greenhouses based on Machine Learning, which will allow us to minimise the use of natural resources, optimise the use of inputs, reduce costs and improve the quality of our products. Thanks to these technologies, we will also be able to reduce energy consumption by up to 20% and achieve zero waste in our nursery activity.
In short, at Planasa we are aware of the importance of innovation to meet the challenges of sustainable development and thanks to the use of satellite technology, IoT and Machine Learning, we are managing to improve efficiency, reduce food waste and increase the quality of our products. This is just one more step towards our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact, taking the 10 principles it promotes and integrating them as a fundamental part of our corporate strategy.