Through photosynthesis, hemp plants have the ability to store considerable amounts of carbon in both stems and roots. It grows rapidly, is tall and deep rooted into the ground, making it the perfect crop for storing carbon.
Being a fast-growing crop and having a high leaf turnover rate, hemp has very positive effects on soil health - it stabilizes erosion, adds nutrients to the soil and naturally removes heavy metals and increases the yield of subsequent crops.
Being a wind pollinated, dioecious and staminate plant, cannabis produces large amounts of pollen – a vital nutritional source for bees during periods of floral scarcity.
The real added value of industrial hemp is its ability to produce different products with one crop: food, feed, cosmetics, biomaterials, energy while achieving positive environmental externalities with one rotational crop.
Studies have shown that hemp is more ecologically neutral than other fibres, particularly in water usage. For example - cotton requires 9.7kg of water per kg while hemp uses 2.4 and 3.4kg of water per kg. That's 75% in water savings.
Hemp is a good and sustainable source of cellulose for paper making that could help reducing deforestation. In an industrial setting hemp typically yields a pulp production up to 4 times that of a mature tree plantation, on a hectare basis.
On 19.12.2021. SIA "Hempy Food" concluded a contract with LIAA No. SKV-L 2021/437 on receiving support within the framework of the "Promoting International Competitiveness" measure co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.