Fresh Produce Impact Hub (FRESHPPACT) – Trip to Ghana, March 2024.

Beanstalk Global has the pleasure of covering the recent FRESHPPACT trip to Ghana for video and photography In Ghana with the Blue Skies team to start trials of alternative solutions to plastic mulch used on pineapple farms.

Led by the University of Northampton, they are testing farm mulch made from coconut coir by Coco360, biodegradable mulch from CSIR South Africa and an approach that uses no mulch at all.

They are also working with Data Solutions Hub to test a new mechanical mulch lifter which could potentially remove plastic film from soils so that it can be recycled.

If successful, these solutions could have a significant impact in mitigating plastic pollution from agricultural mulch used across the industry and internationally.

Thanks goes to the support from The SMEP Programme and funding from UK International Development, as this has instrumental in initiating this vitally important FRESHPPACT project.

We will shortly be releasing a short film of the trip. Watch this space for more details.

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All photography by Beanstalk Global.