Rio+20 Presentation: AgroAmerica’s Bernando Roehrs on how they are conserving water

Rio+20 (21/06/2012) – Bernando Roehrs, Corporate Director of AgroAmerica takes about the techniques the company uses in the growing of bananas, pineapples and palm oil to conserve water and use less water.

He talks of a machine the company uses that takes measurements in the soil, and how it can also be used to apply water exactly where it is needed on the plants and therefore not use more or less than is needed. With this the company has seen 20% savings in their energy use, and have also been able to prevent nutrients from the soil running off into the rivers.

He says the company works hard to share information and their own experiences with their neighbours in Central America.