Description of the project

In January 2017, the specialists of the IMMER Group research center, in partnership with three leading centers of agrarian research in Ukraine, commenced developing and testing a completely new ecological material - biodegradable film for mulching soils. This material corresponds to the demands of modern agrarians, helps to ensure efficient and stable production of agricultural products in response to global climate changes. The world has realized the need for material that would become an environmentally responsible substitute for existing mulching solutions that pollute the environment like oxo-biodegradable films, etc.

Project goal: provide farmers with an ecological product for increasing yields, improving plant development, reducing water for irrigation and reducing the use of herbicides. In addition, to provide an ecological alternative to such solutions as conventional and oxo-biodegradable mulch films polluting the environment.

Tests confirmed the possibility of reducing the amount of herbicides used up to 3 times, improving plant development by 1.4 times, and increasing yields up to 71%, even under the conditions of limited moisture.

Solves global goals

Zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture - Project on developing and testing the biodegradable film for mulching soils globally contributes to solving food and environmental problems/

Responsible consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns - According to its characteristics, the film exceeds the requirements of the Ukrainian and European regulators and is a very vital and ecologically responsible proposal for the agrarian sector of Ukraine and the world.

Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Partnerships for the goals

Partnerships for the Sustaineble Development goals. At the same time, due to the openness of IMMER Group, the student and teaching teams from the leading agrarian scientific and educational institutions of Ukraine joined the film testing. Such cooperation between business and the scientific and educational sphere promotes the increase in the professional and academic level of the students and teachers.

Zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture - Project on developing and testing the biodegradable film for mulching soils globally contributes to solving food and environmental problems/

Responsible consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns - According to its characteristics, the film exceeds the requirements of the Ukrainian and European regulators and is a very vital and ecologically responsible proposal for the agrarian sector of Ukraine and the world.

Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Partnerships for the goals

Partnerships for the Sustaineble Development goals. At the same time, due to the openness of IMMER Group, the student and teaching teams from the leading agrarian scientific and educational institutions of Ukraine joined the film testing. Such cooperation between business and the scientific and educational sphere promotes the increase in the professional and academic level of the students and teachers.

About the applicant organization

IMMER Group is one of the world's largest manufacturers of flexible packaging materials, films and labels.


Project partners

URIFTTTAP named after Leonid Pogorilly

Mykolaiv National Agrarian University

National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine - Institute of Irrigated Agriculture

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