The NGS System complies with USSA goals in organic agriculture
The high-tech hydroponic system created by NGS makes it possible to optimize the use of resources, saving water and fertilizers. In addition, it protects the environment by eliminating discharges of nitrates, phosphates and other pesticides, and has one of the lowest carbon and water footprints today.
For this reason, NGS is an ideal ally to achieve the goals of the United States Sustainability Alliance (USSA), linked to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN).
The USSA aims to innovate to bring safe, flexible and practical solutions to growers, including organic farmers. But it is also committed to achieving environmental, social and economic benefits, participating in the global effort to feed and sustain a growing world, with the idea of preserving the environmental legacy for future generations.
One of the segments in which NGS is a specialist is organic farming, where it has already put into production several projects in the United States, which have opted for its high-tech hydroponic greenhouses, equipped with its innovative Recirculating System.
Lettuce and aromatics have been the crops chosen in these projects, which seek sustainable access to fresh and local organic products, through hydroponic cultivation, using the most innovative production systems in the world, such as those of NGS.
Organic agriculture, which is based on practices that not only protect environmental health but also seek to improve it, is for NGS a commitment that is based on three pillars: caring for the environment, continuous improvement of sustainable practices, and economic profitability.
Organic products maintain an upward evolution in recent years. Sales of U.S. organic commodities increased overall 31% to $ 9.93 billion from 2016 to 2019, according to the 2019 Organic Survey report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NAAS). 58% of organic sales came from crops, led by vegetables and fruits, including berries and tree nuts.