Gruppo Libretti converts 20 hectares to organic cultivation techniques

"The capability of combining tradition and innovation without losing sight of quality is the key to the success of a modern company who cannot but follow the trends of an increasingly-demanding market," explains Giuseppe Libretti, CEO of the namesake group who has been a point of reference for the international fresh produce sector since 1950.

Giuseppe Libretti

The company has converted 20 hectares to organic cultivation techniques - the new range is made up of popular products such as tomatoes (from plum tomatoes to oblong salad ones), bell peppers, eggplants, zucchini and cucumbers, etc. The converted area is destined to grow with the increase in market demand.

"Organic produce is obtained without using pesticides or other synthetic chemicals that could leave residues and therefore be potentially harmful for our organism. Our protocols only include natural control techniques. We only employ natural solutions when it comes to fertilization too, for a greater respect for the environment, aiming at achieving a sustainable model to maintain the ecosystem unaltered and renew resources while guaranteeing genuine high-quality products." 

"The organic chain is made up of strict checks. Our crops are periodically subjected to inspections which verify traceability, authorizations, processing and storage conditions and which also include chemical analyses to ascertain the absence of pesticides or other elements not included in certified protocols. This is our commitment to guarantee the maximum transparency and ensure a better future to the next generations."

"Unfortunately, this season was marked by the ToBRFV virus, which reduced yields. However, we will have to live with this problem and react with better produce sorting. Prices have been rather high so far and we were not much affected by foreign competition. Organic produce continues to do well all over Europe, but Italy remains our main market (80%). Abroad, our products are available in Switzerland, Austria, Poland and other countries which require high-quality." 

"A few months ago, we introduced the Nickel Free range to meet the needs of consumers allergic to this heavy metal and who could not eat some products up until now. We felt the strong urge to start with these productions not to leave anyone behind." 

"We are able to meet the most diverse needs of the big retail chains with packaging solutions in line with the most advanced standards and that meet European regulations. The most popular formats are 250, 300 and 500 grams and loose in 30x40 cm crates."

For further information:
Giuseppe Libretti
Gruppo Libretti
+39 0932.861635

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