Dublin, Ireland – 26th November 2018– MagGrow, the Irish headquartered company providing sustainable solutions to agriculture,has today announced the appointment of Jochem Verberne to its board of directors. The company’s board and executive team champions sustainability to spur innovation and serve it’s ever increasing market opportunities which in turn helps MagGrow’s customers deliver their twin profitability and sustainability goals. Jochem is a perfect fit for the business with his background in addressing the world’s water challenges, an area that MagGrow is heavily involved in with its technology.
In addition to his board responsibilities Jochem will, along with Yves Kummer, work closely with MagGrow’s management team to accelerate the development of the business in a number of key markets. Their knowledge and network within the agriculture industry is a tremendous addition to the business.
Jochem Verberne,said: “We’re facing an enormous challenge to produce at least 50% more food by 2050 in a more sustainable way than today. At WWF, I learned that a rapid increase of investments in solutions for this challenge is needed to reduce the pressures on our natural resources and to change the way we take care of our arable land. I’ve seen many important innovations that can reduce the use of water and chemicals for food production incrementally but MagGrow’s patented technology achieves water and chemical use reductions of up to 50%. These potential savings are combined with significant pesticide drift reduction and increased productivity levels. That’s very promising. Coming from a science-based organization, it was important for me to see how MagGrow validates its underlying technology with scientific evidence from leading academia. I look forward to help an innovative company like MagGrow to contribute to feeding the planet in a more sustainable way.”
“We are delighted to welcome Jochem to the board of MagGrow. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from his previous roles and a vision for food sustainability that is 100% aligned with ours. We look forward to working with Jochem and his colleagues over the coming months and years to further the success of the MagGrow business.”said Gary Wickham, Chief Executive Officer, MagGrow.
About Jochem Verberne
Jochem Verberne is a global leader in corporate sustainability, and an investor in and advisor to innovative companies which aim to reduce the pressures on our common home. Until August 2018, Jochem acted as Global Partnerships Director at WWF International, the largest conservation organisation in the world, and as such responsible for WWF’s leadership
position in partnering with the public and private sector to drive sustainable business practices and investments. Prior to WWF, Jochem worked at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for six years after graduating with an MSc from the University of Technology Delft in The Netherlands.
MagGrow, an Irish company, was set up in 2013, employs over 25 people and currently operates in four main territories; the USA, Canada, Europe and South Africa. MagGrow has developed and commercialised a patented, proprietary technology for droplet formation that yields superior drift reduction of over 70% and spray coverage performance of up to 40% compared to conventional spraying for customers. MagGrow has many other benefits to drift reduction and coverage such as significant reduction in water usage by up to 50%, extended spray windows, and reductions in labour. The MagGrow system has no moving parts, is easy to install and maintain, and can be fitted to a new or existing crop sprayer. There is an increasing demand on food & water, and MagGrow’s technology is supporting a more sustainable approach to primary food production.
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