Traditional methods have lots of wastes and inefficiencies build into them. According to some researches more than 20% of agricultural products become unusable before it reach the end consumer in some countries.
- But even finding small things to change, such as when and how (gerbera daisies) are harvested, can lead to other insights on ways to boost efficiency, he said.
- Rethinking the daisies, for example, has given Echter ideas about how to improve the planting process and the layout of his greenhouses.
- his profit margin has increased to 10%