Sfera Agricola

The largest technological hydroponic greenhouse in Italy
for the sustainable cultivation of vegetables.

Challenge

The agricultural sector in Italy is technologically backward and reluctant to introduce new business models that often results in the exploitation of the workforce and illegality resulting in a knock-on effect on the quality of the products.

Intervention

  • The company has built a high- tech 12-hectare greenhouse using a hydroponic system for growing vegetables.
  • The company plans to build a network of these greenhouses throughout Italy.

Impact

The introduction in Italy of an innovative, sustainable, agricultural model with:

  • A managerial approach involving no exploitation of the workforce
  • Productivity 10 times higher than traditional agriculture
  • Constant production the whole year long
  • Strong reduction in water consumption
  • No use of pesticides

Table

Type

Early Stage

Management

Luigi Galimberti

head office

Grosseto

Milestones

YEAR OF INVESTMENT

2016

HECTO-LITRES OF WATER SAVED

1,4 million