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We are hiring: Customer Success Consultant

Blue North Sustainability is currently looking for a person that can fulfill a role in the Customer Success function. Blue North Sustainability is a purpose-driven consulting practice focused on agriculture and the food system. We are based in Stellenbosch and have an established position supporting farmers, exporters, importers and retailers across international agricultural and food […]

FruitLook Case Study: De Rust

The FruitLook Team sat down with Karin Clüver, the production director at De Rust, in 2021 to explore how FruitLook has helped her farm more efficiently. Three years later, we reconnected with Karin to reflect on FruitLook’s continual ability to enhance efficiency on the De Rust farm.

Water Stewardship Case Study: Viru (Peru)

Retailers and consumers globally are urging the supply chain to enhance its understanding of water usage and promote sustainable practices. Responding to this imperative, Worldwide Fruit Limited (WFL) actively invest in water stewardship initiatives across their global supply base. As part of their Courtauld Commitments, they are presenting a series of case studies from their strategic […]

Advancing Water Stewardship and Sustainability in Global Agriculture

Retailers and consumers globally are urging the supply chain to enhance its understanding of water usage and promote sustainable practices. Responding to this imperative, Worldwide Fruit Limited (WFL) has been actively investing in water stewardship initiatives across their global supply base. As part of their Courtauld Commitments, they have been presenting case studies from their […]

FruitLook Case Study: Wiesie Burger (NexusAG)

The FruitLook Team recently sat down with Wiesie Burger, a technical manager at NexusAG, to learn how FruitLook supports her to provide growers with valuable advice on how they can farm more efficiently.

Rooted in Sustainability: Harnessing the Power of Cover Crops

Agricultural sustainability means meeting the current needs of society without jeopardizing the needs of future generations [1]. Today, this requires an agroecosystems and food systems perspective that supports ecosystem services [2] and prioritizes resilience and adaptability [1].  A sustainable agroecosystem aims to use natural resources to regenerate productivity while mitigating adverse effects on ecosystems within […]

FruitLook Case Study: Lochlo Farm

The FruitLook Team recently sat down with Hendrik Schoeman, a pome fruit producer from Lochlo Farm in the Villiersdorp area of the Western Cape province, to learn more about how FruitLook supports him in farming more efficiently.

Savouring Sustainability: Exploring Stellenbosch Wineries with a Focus on Agriculture and Environmental Stewardship

Amidst the hills and valleys of South Africa’s Western Cape, Stellenbosch beckons wine enthusiasts with its history, culture, and unparalleled natural beauty. Beyond its renowned wines and picturesque landscapes, Stellenbosch has joined the conversation on sustainability and climate change. Embarking on a tour of Stellenbosch wineries has now evolved to not only showcase the expert […]

Sustainability Goals for 2024

With the start of a new year, new goals and resolutions are being set. Everyone is ready to try new things, start new commitments and improve themselves. A survey done by Forbes Health (2024), with 1000 participants, showed that the most common goals for the new 2024 year are the following: improved fitness (48%), improved […]

Embracing a Sustainable Festive Season

“In the grand symphony of existence, let our celebrations be harmonious with nature, for in cherishing our planet, we find the truest joy.”- Sir David Attenborough ‘Tis the season to be jolly, but let’s not deck the halls with excess and forget about a sustainable future! Let’s sprinkle some sustainable magic into our celebrations so […]