Regional Initiatives

Global in reach, local in focus

SAI Platform applies the principles of
pre-competitive collaboration to the
issues and challenges of certain regions

We help local stakeholders apply sustainable agriculture best practices
throughout their value chain in the region and encourage these to
become global.

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The Americas Committee

The Americas Committee represents SAI Platform members who are active in the Americas. Today, the focus of the Committee is on Canada and the United States of America.

The Americas Committee supports and builds on the collaborative power of our members in the Americas. Initially focusing on North America, The Americas Committee is actively building awareness and support for our members and members-to-be, while working together extensively with regional actors in the United States and Canada across all agriculturally produced goods.

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Our Australia Chapter

Established in 2007, our Australian Chapter works independently of SAI Platform but shares similar goals and objectives.

The Australian Chapter’s focus is on:

  • Sustainable agriculture learning
  • Enhancing agricultural sustainability practices
  • Supporting members’ projects
  • Connecting with stakeholders and collaborating on members’ behalf
  • Communicating to the public.

We hold regular general meetings, conferences and forums and organise Learning Journeys. Our members have created and managed projects that focus on key sustainability areas including water footprinting and promoting consumer understanding of sustainable agriculture.

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The Brazil Committee

Created in 2016, the Brazil Committee is led by local member companies with ambitious goals coming together to engage and work collaboratively in a pre-competitive environment.

As a cross-commodity sustainable agriculture initiative in Brazil, we create a common understanding of local challenges, share best practices, as well as establish a coalition of experienced local leaders to drive the sustainable agriculture agenda locally.

The Brazil Steering Committee is made up of SAI Platform members and has two co-chairs: Igor Mota, Nestlé and Stenio Zanin, PepsiCo. Each of the co-chairs have a focus on different commodities and regions within Brazil. Giovana Baggio, SAI Platform Advisory Council member and Sustainable Agriculture Manager at The Nature Conservancy Brazil (TNC) provides technical advice and guidance to the group. Members are well supported via meetings, workshops and training events.

Leading objectives for the Committee are focusing on the adoption of the FSA and other SAI Platform systems in a local context as well as identifying issues for collaborative projects in the region.

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The China Initiative

After our 2017 conference in Beijing, we recognised the need to establish a presence in China, a significant market for many SAI Platform members and a key region in which to develop and implement sustainability measures.

Our pre-competitive collaboration model is now in place. We are identifying common sustainability related challenges that members face in China and helping them and other stakeholders work collaboratively to find solutions.

Today, we are developing stakeholder engagement and raising awareness of SAI Platform with a range of organisations including local agri-food companies, industry associations and government officials.

We welcome all members with business interests or the intention to operate in the Chinese market to be part of this important initiative.

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