INNOLIVA resists drought thanks to its “smart fields”

Technology is the great ally of the Navarre company in saving water 

Madrid, February 18, 2016. 

Up to 60% of the oil produced by Spain is exported to the international market. However, this season the harvest has not been large, which endangers the Spanish remittance. In addition, the drought worries the sector, which fears that the next year the harvest will not be much better. Innoliva, thanks to its ‘Intelligent Field’, is able to control the irrigation of its 10 million olive trees, so in addition to working in favor of the environment, it enjoys a great capacity to resist water scarcity.

Innoliva, in the continuous search for an improvement in sustainability, both in the care of the olive tree and its fruit and in the production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Excellent Quality, analyzes and develops, in a constant way, Innovation and Development strategies.

In 2009, the Navarre company started the ‘Campo Inteligente’ project to improve irrigation management in the olive grove, in which it opted for monitoring the response of the plant to the water supplied.

The Innoliva plantations, designed under the protocol of said project, consist of a drip irrigation system, where the most cutting-edge technology controls the more than 5,000 hectares that make up the plantation.

In this way, the computerization of the systems guarantees that each tree receives exactly the amount of water it needs.

In addition to the environmental benefits that this generates, Innoliva is able to save a large amount of water, which also gives the company a huge capacity to resist drought.

About Innoliva 

The company, which has its head office in Pamplona (Spain), owns more than 5,000 hectares of irrigated olive groves, located in Spain and Portugal, where the Mediterranean climate gives the olive tree the ideal environment for the development and maturation of the fruit; and it favors the obtaining of Extra Virgin Olive Oils with excellent sensory qualities.

With its production system, they guarantee the integral traceability of the entire process: from the olive tree to the final customer.

They make their Extra Virgin Olive Oil cold in the shortest time possible from the entrance of the olive in the oil mill. And they take care of the oil already produced to maintain their excellent sensory and healthy qualities as long as possible.

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