Contribution to sustainable cultivation
Lantmännen works together with other players to drive the development of cultivation in a sustainable direction. We do this by offering advisory services to farmers and developing technology and methods. We conduct plant breeding with a focus on sustainable cultivation and we are at the forefront of non-chemical seed treatment. Working with farmers and customers, we can also develop new grain concepts with differentiated quality and improved environmental properties. Climate performance and traceability are examples of parameters that make the difference between one grain and another.
Conventional farming at the forefront
On the conventional side, large investments are made in cultivating grains according to the cultivation concept “Climate and Nature” with up to 20 % lower impact on the climate than the average wheat production. The cultivation concept includes, among other things, requirements of using fertilizers with a lower climate impact and using N-sensors when spreading fertilizers in order to increase the precision of the amount of nitrogen applied. Eco-driving is another requirement. To increase biodiversity unsown patches, lark squares, are left for skylarks to land on and find food.
With Climate & Nature Lantmännen show the opportunities of offering a more sustainable choice also within the conventional product segment. It paves the way for broadening the sustainability efforts within the food industry that complement the organic niche and that are absolutely necessary in order to achieve a sustainable development.
Cultivation concept Climate & Nature
Important actor within organic production
Lantmännen is a large and important actor within organic food production – not the least by providing the market with organic farm inputs such as seeds, fertilizers etc. Organically certified farm inputs are absolutely necessary for the organic production of feed and food to grow and further develop.
In terms of sales, Lantmännen is today the second largest member company within KRAV.
Lantmännen is also making investments to expand our own range of organic food products.