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About Mooihoekspoort Bessies

J&L Construction CC Mooihoekspoort Bessies is located near Mookgophong in Limpopo. The farm currently produces OZblu blueberries on 16 ha of land. All plantings are done directly in the soil. 

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mooihoekspoort bessies a Carbon Hero

We value the Confronting Climate Change carbon calculator as a business tool to ensure that we are aligned with the industry standards relevant to our Agri business. It has prepared us for the future calculations that will most probably become legally bound by our government. Year after year, we work to reduce our carbon footprint by cutting down on diesel usage, increasing equipment maintenance, and providing our employees with the necessary training before assigning them tasks involving equipment with carbon complications. Every year is a challenge as our orchards have not yet been established 100% due to varietal changes. We trust that our orchards will be fully established by 2024, allowing us to demonstrate a positive reduction in our carbon footprint – Mooihoekspoort Bessies

Mooihoekspoort Bessies' Sustainability Initiatives

J&L Construction CC Mooihoekspoort Bessies is off grid, using diesel generators as the main power supply. The farm makes use of drip irrigation to save water. Natural pollination species are encouraged, and the farm team strives to keep the natural habitat surrounding the production area in a pristine state. 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Organic food waste is used as feed for their game farm division, while other organic waste (paper, cardboard, etc) and all inorganic materials are recycled at Naboom recyclers in Naboomspruit.

Improving Soil Health

Mooihoekspoort Bessies allows natural vegetation to grow in the orchards to improve soil health.

Biodiversity Conservation

480 ha of the 500 ha farm have been set aside for conservation of indigenous plants, animals or other organisms.

Responsible Fuel Use

There is a speed limit set throughout the farm at 20km/hr and a limit on unnecessary driving.

Water Stewardship

Mooihoekspoort Bessies makes use of drip irrigation and an IrriCheck probe system to ensure water is not wasted and there is no over irrigation.

Reports, Certificates and/or Case Studies

Carbon footprint report

Carbon footprint certificate

Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Mooihoekspoort Bessies - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Mooihoekspoort Bessies - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Mooihoekspoort Bessies - Carbon Footprint - Blue North

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