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“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

BIOSABOR S.A.T.

Following our decades of agricultural tradition, the Belmonte and Morales families founded Biosabor S.A.T. in 2008. We are committed to ORGANIC AGRICULTURE as the most sustainable farming model. Why? For its respect for the environment, for its commitment to safer and healthier food, and for its positive impact on the economy. Organic agricultural is in coherence with our business culture and ways as reflected throughout our VALUE   CHAIN .


Our ecological, innovative and sustainable agricultural system has recovered the authentic traditional flavor of vegetables. We are located in Níjar, Almería (Spain), next to the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park (declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO) where our 300+ hectares of Biosabor greenhouse production coexist in perfect harmony with the help of more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year in this privileged geographic enclave.


We are in a constant search for differentiation based on innovation, as a company committed to the environment, to health and to sustainability.

Under our motto “CREATING SHARED VALUE”,  since 2008 our activity has been directed to this end. I can highlight the creation of our R&D&I Nutrition and Health department (2015) as an important milestone, because it reflects our corporate culture and responsibility when it comes to scientifically endorsing the products we make available to our consumers.


In BioSabor we have established an excellence management system, which covers all activities from sowing seeds on farms to distribution to the final consumer. We have the most prestigious QUALITY AND FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATIONS for organic production (BRC, GLOBAL GAP, GRASP, IFS Food, Bio Suisse, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Organic production, SMETA, which gives us the competitive edge in the national and international markets to which our products are directed.


Reinforcing our commitment to food sustainability, in 2017 we joined the RedSostal (part of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food), which promotes the integral sustainability of the Spanish food industry. In 2019 we adhered to the UN Global Compact, committing ourselves to the fulfillment of its 10 Principles as well as our contribution to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

I firmly believe that “COMPANIES ARE PEOPLE”, so I offer my utmost respect, admiration and gratitude to all those who make up BioSabor (farmers, workers, professionals… etc.). Our commitment to dignity in the workplace, alongside our ecological and transparent business philosophy, urges us to take all necessary steps to guarantee training, motivation, integration and conciliation on behalf of the more than 15 nationalities of men and women who make up this great family which is BioSabor.

Thanks you very much
Francisco S. Belmonte Méndez

PRESIDENT

Our team

The success of our company lies in the members of the team; in our case we have trained, committed and motivated people who make Biosabor their own.

dot Executive Directors
Francisco S. Belmonte Méndez
President
María Dolores Morales Vicente
Chief Financial Officer
dot Commercial Department
Juan Francisco Castillo García
Commercial Director
Dorota Podstawka
Sales Representative
José Miguel Grimaldos Parra
Sales Representative - V Range
Beatriz Tripiana Bautista
Online Shop
dot R&D Department
Ana Molina Jiménez
RDi Director - V Gama
Alberto Nieto García
RDi Director - Technology and Informatics
Manuel González Hernández
Director RDi – Experimental Farms
dot Department of Communication and Marketing
José Luis Ruiz Martin
Director of Communication and Marketing
Veronika Zelmanovich
Marketing Admin
Raquel González
Nutrition and Health Communication
dot Administration Department
Francisco Javier Bolivar Ruiz
Director of Administration
Marisa García Tripiana
Director of Human Resources, Labor Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility
Antonio Nieto Ortiz
Accounting – Providers and Suppliers
Maria Dolores Nieto Flores
Fiscal Admin - Farmers
Moira Quiles Galán
Fiscal Admin - Farmers
Esperanza del Mar Torres Nieto
Invoicing - Farmers, Horticultural Organizations and Petrol Stations
Arancha Fernandez Lacasa
Client Billing
Vanesa García Martínez
Purchasing Accounting
dot Department of Sustainability and Management System of Excellence
María José Giménez López
Director of Sustainability and Excellence Management System
Lorena Giménez López
Admin for Sustainability, Reception and Customer Service
dot Selection and Packaging Department
José Ignacio Capel Torres
Director of Selection and Packaging Plant
Faustino Giménez Felices
Plant Manager
Cristina Fernández Cortes
HR Management
Loli Checa Berenguel
Management and Purchase of Materials
Franci Belmonte Varón
Sampling and Quality Management
Carmen Soledad Sánchez Vargas
Quality Manager
Indalecio Morales García
Maintenance Manager
dot Department of Processed Vegetables
Ana Molina Jiménez
Manufacturing Director - Processed Vegetables
Angela Ruiz García
Manufacturing Plant Manager – Processed Vegetables
Antonio Jesus Martínez Montoya
Maintenance – Processed Vegetables
dotDepartamento Técnico
José Antonio López Berenguel
Technical Director
José Manuel Mateo Piedra
Field Technician
Manuel González Hernández
Field Technician
Ramón Gázquez Gómez
Field Technician
Soledad Haro García
Field Technician
Nicolás Belmonte Clemente
Field Production Manager

BioSabor is located in the municipality of Níjar (Almería), next to the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Níjar, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO to in 1997.

Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Níjar

Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Níjar

Much of the unique ecology and landscape in Cabo de Gata has its origin in the absence of winter on the one hand, which gives us more than 3,000 hours of sunlight per year, and on the other hand in the geological diversity, which produces special organoleptic characteristics in local crops. This benefits the quality of our organic product and enhances the taste of authentic traditional tomato.

The proximity to Cabo de Gata Natural Park raises awareness of the need to develop farm activity with special concern for the environment. In this sense, organic farming permits us to preserve and even enhance the local ecosystems of flora and fauna by avoiding the possible destruction and degradation generated by other cultivation techniques. What is more, we have constantly adapted our facilities to optimize yield, while minimizing negative impacts on the environment caused by our cultivation and packaging activities.

That is how we collaborate with the preservation and development of local ecosystems in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Níjar.

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WE TAKE CARE OF THE PLANET

In organic farming, soil is the primary source of sustenance and not just a simple mechanical support for plants. The way soil is treated is what distinguishes organic production from conventional agriculture.

Optimal fertility conditions

From Biosabor, we strive to achieve optimal tillage along with control of organic material in soil so as to maintain the optimal conditions for fertility and healthy vegetables.

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Protective structures

In organic farming under shelters, it is very important to create the right conditions for the plants to develop healthy and strong while maintaining the ideal conditions of temperature, humidity and radiation. Hygiene and cleanliness, both inside the cultivation halls and in the perimeters and nearby areas, must be have the highest priority in order to avoid the proliferation of diseases and the entry of possible pests. High, bright, airtight solar greenhouses, and at the same time well ventilated, with double doors and anti-insect meshes which are essential for the success of the crop.

Protective structures
Every drop counts

Every drop counts

Aware of the limited water resources in our production area and recognizing that agriculture is the main consumer of this precious resource in Spain, for BioSabor it is essential to optimize water use and reduce water pollution. We have implemented techniques for water management that optimize our resources: drip irrigation, irrigation communities to obtain desalinated water, rainwater collection and the sandblasting cultivation system. These techniques allow us to obtain the necessary water resources for our farms without compromising the environment around us. Drip irrigation makes it possible to achieve optimal use of water, minimizing the losses that would occur by leaching from non-localized systems. In the same way, it allows us to save water and organic fertilizers, and regulate their application according to the needs of the crop at all times. Another important advantage of drip irrigation is the labor savings, which compensates for the higher initial cost of the infrastructure required. Nor is it necessary to level the land as accurately as in blanket irrigation. The use of drip irrigation requires having water pressurized by differences in level, or by water pumps. Thanks to the communities of irrigators that serve pressurized water to users, pumping and the need for a water reservoir are avoided.

Since the emission flow of the droppers is low (from 2 to 4 liters per hour) in intensive crops in BioSabor, it is possible to apply smaller volumes and more frequent irrigation, so that the soil moisture level can be maintained close to field capacity without large fluctuations. Furthermore, drip irrigation permits us to supply water and fertilizers directly in the roots of the plants for their optimal development.

Irrigation and soil fertility

All our greenhouses use drip irrigation technology to optimize water and energy expenditure. We work make a responsible use of water, providing only the volume that the crop needs. To do this, sensors are used to determine the frequency and duration of irrigation, to optimize water volumes for each type of soil and climatic condition in the greenhouse.

Efficient use of water and soil nutrients

With organic farming techniques we maintain the correct levels of nutrients in the soi. The use of organic matter in different forms (compost, green fertilizers, etc.), natural fertilizers, micro elements, inoculations with microorganisms and biodynamic preparations constitute the basis of correct soil treatment. In this type of crop, a very efficient use of water is made using modern, automated low-flow drip irrigation systems that increase the assimilation of oxygen by the root. These systems work by monitoring the humidity and electrical conductivity of the soil to ensure that every drop of water is used by the plant.

Efficient use of water and soil nutrients
Crop management

Crop management

For the correct protection of plants, adequate nutrition must be maintained so that plant metabolism is balanced and healthy. Likewise, we must ensure that the soil is alive and balanced by providing an environment that allows controlling organisms to thrive. As a complement to the previous principles, practices such as the release of natural enemies, the use of natural substances from plants or minerals, adhesive traps, the use of grafts to have greater root volume, protection against possible soil problems, and physical pest barriers, are all aimed at achieving ecological control of pests, disease and unwanted adventitious growth. Sensitive and delicate handling for each plant also protects the crop from friction and unnecessary wounds which can become the foci of diseases capable of wiping out an entire crop.

Waste management

Once the crop is finished, plant remains and auxiliary elements used in cultivation, such as biodegradable raffia, are immediately removed and transported in containers to a composting center where they are transformed into fertilizer for later use. This contributes to maintaining the sustainability of the soil. The remaining farm waste, such as plastics and other auxiliary materials, are collected from the farms and taken to authorized recycling centers. All waste from organic farming holdings is managed responsibly without causing harm to the environment.

Waste management
Advances in organic farming

Advances in organic farming

At present, organic farming is undergoing important development for many reasons. Firstly, there is a growing awareness that we cannot continue to exacerbate the deterioration of the agricultural environment and we must help recover from the negative impacts that conventional methods of agriculture have produced on the environment in the past. Secondly, there is an important concern for food safety that compels us to market healthy products with their nutritional properties intact and with increasingly demanding organoleptic characteristics.

Learn more about our environmental policy

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Natural production

Ecological production techniques enhance biological interactions and beneficial processes that occur in natural systems.

In this way, it is possible to stimulate the biological system of plant nutrition and the regulation of organisms that can become pests and diseases.

Chemical phytosanitary products are not used to control pests or diseases, but rather more natural processes such as solarization in the summer months due to the high temperatures when there are no crops. Likewise, ecological tillage techniques prevent the deterioration of the soil and favor the sustainable use of natural resources.

Organic farming promotes the well-being of farm workers, consumers, and society in general, and contributes to the legacy of a sustainable environment for future generations.

Sustainability Report

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