Companies team up for sustainable agriculture standard

binhMore 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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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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