Sustainable Sourcing: From Field to Spoon, Join the Chain with Hijo Superfoods

Since the pre-industrial period (between 1850 to 1900), we have been contributing to changes in the world’s weather patterns either directly or indirectly. Over the decades that have passed, the effects have been nothing less than destructive and the aftermath, completely catastrophic. Among them are hotter temperatures, more severe storms, increased widespread drought, rising ocean levels, depletion of species, food insecurity, more health risks and poverty and displacement. That’s quite a blow in terms of impact on living things on Earth.

As early as the 1980s, large companies from Western developed countries started taking part in sustainability measures. The move is supposed to mitigate the devastating effects of climate change. It was also within this period that a report by the UN Brundtland Commission was published that popularized the term sustainable development. Such is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. It didn’t take long for businesses to follow suit and adopt it as a selling point. It had become like a movement for positive change in various industries in their processes of doing

In the agriculture and natural food manufacturing industries, several sustainable farming and sourcing methods exist and are continuing to evolve in tune with modernization. These practices or methods help to maintain if not enhance the environment’s condition, preserve natural resources, foster farmers’ income viability and espouse the farming community’s equity and resilience. As time passes, these methods are becoming more important and urgent. Because not only climate change is a pressing concern but also its consequences that have far-reaching and long-term effects like environmental degradation and food insecurity

Among the farming and sourcing methods being implemented at present are intercropping, cover cropping, no-till/reduced tillage, integrated pest management (IPM), precision agriculture, water conservation and management and community engagement and education. These, alongside other practices like upcycling, repurposing and reforesting are being done at our farms and the farms we source from. These methods ensure that no harmful chemicals are being introduced in the environment and may also stimulate and enrich the crops and the surrounding flora in the area. Hijo Superfoods stays true to its promise of sustainably growing and sourcing its products that benefit the people and the environment.