It's difficult to grow fresh produce in some areas of the world and farmers in the Cape Verde islands know this all too well. A lack of fertile soil means that growing crops is extremely challenging and the population depends on imported cereals, fruit and vegetables. So, on the island of Sal, we’ve launched a three-year TUI Field to Fork project to help provide fresh produce to local people.
We’re working in partnership with Milot Hydroponics, a horticultural company which uses hydroponic techniques to grow crops without using soil. The project focuses on growing organic carrots, beetroot and lettuces as well as avocados, mangoes, limes and bananas. It will help to build and strengthen the capacity of the supplier and also increase wages and provide staff training.