Zurich – Ventile, the textile company belonging to Stotz & Co. has reached an agreement with two farms in Egypt. Ventile will support them in the transition from traditional cotton cultivation to a biodynamic approach.
Ventile supports two farms in Egypt. Salsol Farm and Ramadan Camel Farm are both engaged in cotton farming in the Nile Delta. As part of a cooperation with the Egyptian Biodynamic Association (EBDA), Ventile will support the two farms in a transition to biodynamic farming methods over the next few years, according to a media release.
Ventile, part of the Zurich-based textile company Stotz & Co, will provide training in cooperation with the EBDA. Biodynamic agricultural techniques, biodynamic fertilizers, and pest control are taught right where the cotton is grown.
“If we want to continue to play our part in a sustainable industry, we need to invest in environmentally friendly sources – from farmer well-being to long-term preservation of fertile land to pollution reduction,” Daniel Odermatt, brand director at Ventile, is quoted as saying in the release.
The program also seeks to diversify agriculture. For example, the two partner farms also grow rice, corn, beet, artichokes and sunflowers. ce/jh