More than 80 corporations from all over the world have agreed to support a new global assessment tool to ensure their agricultural practices are conducted sustainably, safely and consistently.
As members of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI), formed in 2002, they are working together to implement The Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) tool which will be used as a common global standard in assessing, improving and communicating sustainable agriculture. This will cover supply chains that extend all over the world.
FSA is now being built in an online universal database, in multiple languages and with multiple filtering options so that it can be tailored to regional situations and for specific crops. This system will offer complete supply chain mapping, including the ability to communicate data on on-farm sustainability throughout the supply chain, from farmer to retailer.
Users of the database can also blend in other standards and labels in several…
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