Agronomy

Agronomy is our core and passion.

Everything we do, from seed selection, farmer training and supply chain management, to sustainability initiatives, fruit and vegetable processing and independent audit support, depends on the expertise of our agronomists.

Our passion for agriculture is evident throughout our entire operation. Our carefully selected, highly qualified team of agronomists offers different specialisations gained through years of experience – with the ultimate goal of delivering on our quality promise to our customers.

Our agronomists have excellent control over every step of the supply chain, working closely with our network of growers, production and procurement. Through our close links with University research centres and specialist seed breeders, SVZ is helping drive new research into fruit and vegetable variety development.

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Framework & Team

Under the SVZ Agro Framework programme, the agronomy team works with local farmers to meet specific customer and legislative standards.

This collaborative approach allows SVZ the flexibility to tailor products to meet our customers’ precise requirements in line with their product development strategy.

Our agronomists work closely with the SVZ applications support team to offer customers a valuable new product development resource. With strong relationships throughout the supply chain, we work with leading seed breeding organisations to specify the perfect variety in terms of colour or sugar content, and our ongoing crop management programme ensures optimum growing and harvest conditions.

During harvest season, our agronomists are on hand to advise on crop management strategy, from selecting the perfect harvest moment to processing and storage.

Activities

As part of the Royal Cosun farming co-operative, we are committed to supporting and investing in our farmer network year round. The SVZ agronomists work alongside our growers to share their expert knowledge of best farming practice, ensuring adherence to the latest standards in cultivation, variety selection, soil management and food safety, as well as regulatory advice.

Our close collaboration ensures consistently high quality crop production from successful farms and, importantly, brings SVZ the security of complete supply chain control, to deliver premium quality fruit and vegetables to our customers.

Our Audit Support Programme, fulfilled by our team of agronomists, is implemented throughout the supply chain to ensure complete traceability of every product we deliver. Specialist auditing software collects real time data in the field to continually monitor and report on conditions to allow complete transparency.