REGE-Barley production is contract farming according to the principles of regenerative farming
Nov 27, 2023
Anora is a forerunner in sustainability and its own production will be carbon neutral by 2030 without compensation. The carbon neutral goal of the Koskenkorva distillery, based on circular economy, is even more ambitious, the year 2026. Anora aims to increase the share of regeneratively farmed barley to 30% of own grain spirit products by 2030.
In the summer of 2023, REGE-Barley was cultivated in the fields of twenty contract farmers who had participated in the training of Regenerative Farming. The goal for the next harvest season is to further increase the production of REGE-Barley. New training is planned for spring 2024. If you would like to get more information about the next Regenerative Farming training, please email our Grainteam: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The locations of current REGE-Barley contract farmers are shown below
Anora is involved in the Natural Resources Institute Finland's (LUKE) project: "Sustainability with diversified farming." Several companies as well as producer organizations MTK and SLC are involved in the project.
"Together with other players in the grain industry, we want more researched information so that we can more clearly demonstrate the benefits of regenerative farming to the farmer. At the same time we can clarify raw material's impact to the end product's carbon footprint" says Procurement Manager Kari Kiltilä.
In the joint project of the Natural Resources Institute Finland, Anora, Olvi, Raisio, Sinebrychoff, Viking Malt, MTK and SLC, information about the effects of different farming practices on the sustainability and profitability of farming is gathered in cooperation with farmers. The project will focus on long-term crop rotation. Sustainable crop production requires diversified farming, i.e. moving away from monoculture which impoverishes the soil, states the press release. On Natural Resources Institute Finland’s (LUKE) website, you can find the press release in its entirety and read more about this project.