Woolworths, a prominent supermarket chain in South Africa, operates over 500 stores and embraces a sustainable food production philosophy called "Farming for the Future." Graeme Sait, an expert in the field, has visited the country multiple times to train the entire Woolworths grower network. Boasting some of the finest fresh food globally, Woolworths has captured the attention of UK supermarket chains, which are now in discussions with NTS about adopting a similar regenerative approach.
G's Fresh, a family-owned business in the UK, ranks among Europe's largest fully integrated fresh food producers, cultivating 20,000 acres of vegetable crops. The company has invested in its agronomy team's professional development by sending them to intensive NTS courses at various times to enhance their growing skills, resilience, and profitability.
Sahyadri, a significant Indian enterprise, encompasses 18,000 farmers and 30,000 acres of intensive horticulture. The dynamic company, which exports to 41 countries, operates a state-of-the-art food processing and value-adding facility. Graeme Sait works closely with Sahyadri's management team and key consultants, and his talks have drawn crowds of over 2,000 people from their farmer base.
Dole plc, formerly the Dole Food Company, stands as one of the world's largest fresh food producers, with a turnover exceeding $6.5 billion. The company employs over 38,000 workers, offering more than 300 products to 75 countries. After achieving success with an NTS programme on a blueberry farm, Dole invited Graeme Sait to the US to train their farm managers and agronomists. Although they initially explored distributing NTS products in the US and registered over 40 NTS products, Dole ultimately decided that it fell outside their core business model.
Driscoll's, a global leader in berry production, grows berries in 21 countries and markets them in 41. As one of the largest organic producers, their organic division frequently surpasses their conventional production in terms of yield. Graeme Sait has visited California to train Driscoll's scientists and agronomists and was hosted by executive chairman Garland Reiter during his stay.
Kiss the Ground, a grassroots movement, is dedicated to promoting education in regenerative agriculture. Their award-winning Netflix movie, which shares the crucial connection between soil health and planetary wellbeing, has served as an inspiring catalyst for change. Alongside other innovative educational initiatives, the movement engages in regular meetings with government officials in the US and beyond. Kiss the Ground was founded following Graeme Sait's first significant US presentation in California, and they later hosted his first Four-Day Certificate Course in the country.