Sep 18, 2012, updated September 2012
In the Po river valley water is scarse during the summer and there is the necessity of reducing the amount of water used for irrigation
Nestlé worked with CIO (Consorzio Interregionale Ortofrutticoli), a cooperative of tomato farmers, in a three year project aiming to maximize tomatoes’ quality and production and optimize irrigation in 10 pilot farms.
Value to Society
The innovation introduced in the irrigation methods permetted to reduce the use of water increasing the tomatoes quality with a better waterfoot print
Value to Nestlé
CIO is the biggest association in Europe for industrial tomatoes producers organizations with more than 850 agricultural farms and 1 million tons of fresh tomatoes produced in a year. Nestlé is one of CIO’s major client