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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 […]

FruitLook Case Study: Supporting Efficient Citrus Production within a Challenging Industry

South Africa is the world’s second-largest citrus exporter, contributing 10% of global citrus exports. External regulations on citrus exports, South Africa’s logistics crisis, the rising input costs for citrus production, as well as extreme climatic events intensified by climate change, are increasing the pressure on the citrus industry of South Africa. It is therefore very […]

Table Grape Crop Advisor Shares Feedback on Grape Compass

Grape Compass has been rolled out to wine-grape growers in the Western Cape of South Africa since 2021. However, the application can also be beneficial for table grape production. Therefore, through user trials, the Grape Compass Team set out to prove the app’s value for table grapes in the Western Cape at the start of […]

Table Grape Grower Shares Feedback on Grape Compass

Grape Compass has been rolled out to wine grape growers in the Western Cape of South Africa since 2021. However, the application can also be beneficial for table grape production. Therefore, through user trials, the Grape Compass Team set out to prove the app’s value for table grapes in the Western Cape at the start […]

Primary Data Needs in the Supply Chain

In the global quest for a more sustainable future, the food industry stands at a pivotal crossroads. With the needs of an ever-increasing world population and the weight of environmental challenges intensifying, the demand for industry-wide transformation towards sustainable practices has become urgent. Amid this transformative landscape, the role of primary data collection emerges as […]

We are hiring: Carbon Consultant

Blue North Sustainability (www.bluenorth.co.za) is currently looking for a person who can fulfil a technical role involved in our carbon footprint calculator. This role provides the opportunity to learn and work with a dynamic team within a growing business. Blue North is a purpose-driven consulting practice focused on agriculture and the food system. We manage […]

Water Stewardship Case Study with Beta (Peru)

As part of Worldwide Fruit’s Water Stewardship programme, Blue North is writing up a number of case studies on Worldwide Fruit’s (WFL) key growers and where they are in terms of water stewardship in their main catchments. These case studies aim to raise awareness of water challenges and to showcase sustainability strategies that growers around […]