The foundation of contemporary business practice is not only good market research, but also the ability to react to clients’ needs effectively. The same is true for the farmers, who need much more than just fertilizers. They require specialist knowledge concerning efficient agricultural practice.
Industry and science
Responding to customers’ needs, “PUŁAWY” Company established “PUŁAWY” Competences Center. The unique project combines business and science, and aims at creating and promotion of modern models of managing a farm, scientific novelties concerning fertilizing and efficient use of resources.
Among entities participating in the initiative are: Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Puławy Higher School, Marie Skłodowska-Curie University in Lublin, Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation as well as Fertilizers Research Institute, both from Puławy. Thanks to cooperation of those R&D institutes and “PUŁAWY”, it was possible to finalize such projects as:
a) Low-emission and environment-friendly system of fertilizing and sowing of corn called AZOMAIS. The project was co-financed by Polish National Research and Development Center as part of Applied Research Program (a grant of 4 million PLN).
b) Fertilizers and pesticides trade in sustainable farming – a post-graduate course for agricultural consultants – 1st edition.
c) Holding the 2nd edition of “Science, Business, Agriculture” conference.
Professional agricultural counseling and other initiatives for the farmers are the main objectives for “PUŁAWY” Competences Center. The initiative combines various potentials and areas of experience, so as to achieve synergistic effect, leading to development of knowledge-based farming.