Farm nameFarm Frites Poland Dwa Sp. z o.o.
Farm size: 3500 ha
Soil conditions:klasa gleby III, IV, V, VI
Main crops: Potatoes, cereal (wheat, barley, rye), rape, grass/corn
After thorough economic analyses, a farm with 4,000 ha of arable land in the Damnica and Głowczyce districts was acquired from a state farm in 1993. The main objective of the farm was to produce high-quality raw material for the chips factory (Farm Frites Poland SA) built in Lębork in 1994.
Farm Frites Poland Dwa is owned by the Dutch companies Aviko and Farm Frites, each holding 50% of the shares.
The current area of the farm is 3,500 ha (leases included). Farm Frites Poland Dwa grows 950 ha of potatoes per annum in a 4-year crop rotation cycle, alternately with cereal (wheat, barley, rye), rape, grass and corn. The farms have 63 permanent employees and about 50 temporary employees for the potato planting, irrigation and harvesting season.
After several years of investing in the quality of the soil, i.e. increasing the pH level and improving the soil structure, the average crop reached 47 tonnes of potatoes per hectare, with the average rate in Poland being about 20-21. Substantial yield requires high-quality seed material free of any diseases and viruses, field irrigation during drought, optimum fertilisation and potato protection against diseases and pests.
Farm Frites has technologically advanced storehouses with a total capacity of 60,000 tonnes. The storehouses were erected during the first year of the company’s existence (1994) and are able to house potato crops produced by Farm Frites Poland Dwa and by some of its contractors.
We are Poland’s first farm to have obtained a safe food production certificate (Global GAP) in potato cultivation. In 2009, we were awarded the prestigious Flagship Farm title by McDonald’s.
We want future generations to also be able to work the land, so we need to take care of it and function in a sustainable way in harmony with nature.
We pursue this goal by relying on the three pillars of sustainable farming:
FARMING FOR PLANET
We are committed to taking care of the natural environment.
FARMING FOR PEOPLE
We are committed to being a good employer and to supporting the local community.
FARMING FOR PROFIT
We want this to be profitable not only for us but for everyone.