The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative’s (SAI) Beet Sugar Project and the Arable and Vegetable Crops working group address the factors impacting sustainable agriculture worldwide, including sugar beet farming. In sustainable beet sugar production, pesticide and fertilizer levels are optimized, soil health is maintained fostering agricultural efficiency, carbon sinks are protected and energy use is optimized.
SAI Platform launched the Farm Sustainability Assessment 2.0 (FSA) to support the production of sustainable agricultural raw materials worldwide, and has partnered with the UN’s International Trade Centre to offer practical solutions for farmers and other stakeholders to benchmark, assess and communicate their sustainability practices along the supply chain.
The purpose of the project and the FSA is to increase the consistency in communication within the food and beverage supply chains about sustainability expectations and to harmonize sustainability definitions, reduce assessment and assurance duplication at farm level and supply base level, and promote continuous improvement in the sustainable production of agricultural resources.
We’ll provide more information as this program progresses!