22.08.2016 - Visit of Ricefarmers

Uma Devi Mayal from India and Botan Saenmi from Thailand are rice farmers in the sustainability project 'fair & good'. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Reismühlenbrunnen they reported personally about their work and told how their life had changed through the project. They also had the opportunity to visit a Swiss organic farm. The exchange with Vreni and Alfred Spaltenstein from Natur-Ernteland Spaltenstein in Kloten was very interesting for both parties.

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15.10.2021 Visiting Greece

Greece has two main rice-growing regions, the larger of the two being around Thessaloniki. The overall production area for rice is on the small side at around 32,000 hectares. Around half of the rice produced in Greece is used within the country, while the rest is exported. The west coast of the Thermaic Gulf is one of Greece’s most important wetlands – a mosaic with rich vegetation creating a stunning landscape with flooded rice fields, flat lagoons and sandy islands. This area is of huge environmental significance, making it one of Europe's most important wetlands. It is under the protection of the Ramsar Convention and part of the "Natura 2000” network of European nature reserves. More than 500 species of plant, 278 types of bird and numerous wild animals live in this abundant area. With four rivers, it is the key region of the delta and Greece’s main rice production hub. Its agricultural infrastructure is comparable with the area around Vercelli in Italy. This region produces 70% of the total volume of Greek rice and enjoys consistently high yields that are being continually improved by well-qualified growers. The wealth of nutrients brought in by the rivers, and the proximity to the ocean give the rice grown here a pleasantly rich taste. The continental Mediterranean climate is ideal for the harvest with an average low temperature of 5 °C in February and an average maximum temperature of 25 °C in July.

11.10.2021 16th October: World Food Day

Reismühle Brunnen/Nutrex supports Terre des hommes.

Even though enough food is produced to feed everyone, there are still millions of children suffering from hunger, according to the WHO. For over 60 years, Terre des hommes is committed to give children all over the world a better and safer future.

For example, Terre des hommes has built numerous biosocial gardens in India, to offer local families the option to buy food that is high quality, affordable and regrowing.

To learn more about the organization's visions and goals, visit their website.