The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform) is a food and drink company initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. It brings together over 55 food and drink companies and affiliate members. More information can be found at www.saiplatform.org
Here, I provide some links to resources provided by the SAI platform.The SAI Platform recently produced a revised SustainabilityPerformance Assessment. "This report outlines choices and calculation rules for one or several computerised system(s) to measure sustainable farming [environmental sustainbility, at this stage] in a scientifically robust, farmer-friendly and sector-consistent manner. These general rules are meant to guide software developers and designers of farm reporting tools towards more uniform assessment."
The SAI platform provides a Farm Sustainability Assessment (v2.0), which is available as an Excel tool
and an online tool http://www.standardsmap.org/fsa/ The online tool provides some guidance about use of the tool. From their website: "FSA 2.0 is a simple tool to assess farm sustainability, fully in line with the Principles and Practices for sustainable agriculture as they are developed by SAI Platform. FSA 2.0 covers environmental, social and economic aspects. An easy scoring mechanism provides farmers with an overview of their farm’s sustainability.
The purpose of FSA 2.0 is to:
- Provide a way to assess farmer sustainability and a basis for improvement plans
- Create a single benchmark for certification schemes and proprietary codes
- Remove the need for company-specific sustainable agriculture codes."