SanLucar acts according to the guiding principle «Taste in harmony with people and nature». First and foremost, we want to offer people healthy, delicious fruit and vegetables. But we also want nature and the people who work for us to be happy. Therefore, we attach great importance to resource-saving, sustainable and climatecompatible cultivation. Water is life and one of the most valuable goods that we have here on our earth – and one which we must use sustainably. On our South African farm Rooihoogte, for example, we have installed a highly sophisticated irrigation system that enables us to save as much as 50% (!) of water consumption. In our fields, a total of 25 probes measure the humidity and temperature of the soil at various depths. This allows us to reduce the amount of water in the soil, and special software tells us when and how much water needs to b dispensed. The new system reduces our daily work and helps us to save water – with pinpoint accuracy.
At our SanLucar tomato oasis in Tunisia, we have also installed a special irrigation system and save 30% of the water consumption through treatment and reuse.