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Sustainability

Profert Holdings has always been at the forefront of sustainability, please download our annual stakeholders’ report for an in depth review on the economic, environmental, social and governance performance of Profert Holdings.

Farming Sustainability 

South Africa requires a sustainable approach to farming, for the welfare of our nation, or both our current and future generations will be at risk. Mismanaged agricultural industrialisation and intensification could compromise food safety and increase unemployment and environmental degradation. Sustainable farming seeks to eliminate as many risks as possible with regards to the farming environment and create a long-term profitable return on a farm.

Sustainable agricultural practices aim to:

  • Change the way land and water resources are managed, so that their long-term productivity is optimised and sustained
  • Contribute to the economic and social well-being of all
  • Ensure a safe and high-quality supply of agricultural products
  • Safeguard the livelihood and well-being of farmers, farm workers and their families
  • Maintain healthy, functioning agricultural ecosystems, rich in biodiversity
  • Mitigate and adapt to climate change

The benefits of sustainable farming are:

  • Reduced or predictable input costs
  • Stabilised yields
  • Reduced environmental pollution
  • Reduced exposure to toxins
  • Increased water-use efficiency
  • Increased soil fertility and/or nutrient-holding capacity
  • Reduced soil erosion
  • Carbon sequestration (mitigating climate change)
  • Enhanced, robust natural systems protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services.