Agtech farming group Green Camel has become the first New South Wales beneficiary of Woolworths’ Organic Growth Fund. With the $250,000 grant given to Green Camel, they plan to expand production capabilities and build a protected cropping area to grow organic raspberries and blueberries using their unique growing system.
Green Camel develops world-leading technology to help overcome environmental risks, often associated with growing organic produce. The farm uses a state-of-the-art glasshouse to grow produce using the waste from fish that have been captured and transformed into nutrition for horticulture.
Green Camel Founder and Chairman Adam Steel told the Woolworths Group, “In an environment where water is becoming an increasingly precious commodity, our farming model is thriving. We use our water reservoirs to grow fish, and every single drop used in aquaculture is then used to grow crops. It means every drop of water and every joule of sunshine is accountable.”
“We are striving to deliver consistent organic produce within an industry that has traditionally been subject to substantial production variability. We are grateful to Woolies for their support and look forward to meeting the evolving demands of consumers seeking high quality, organic produce at a good price.”
The $30 million Organic Growth Fund has been established to help Australian farmers boost production and consistency of supply to meet the growing consumer demand.