We welcome Almond Board of California as a new SAI Platform affiliate member

6th June 2019

“Participating in SAI Platform meetings and engaging in dialogue with its member companies, as well as benchmarking CASP against the FSA, are all important aspects of our broader supply chain strategy. Membership in SAI Platform will further enable the almond industry to translate its agricultural practices into a common language, demonstrating that many of our priorities are already aligned with buyer sustainable sourcing requirements.”

Julie Adams, Vice President, Global Technical & Regulatory Affairs, Almond Board of California

The Almond Board of California (ABC) is a non-profit organisation that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Board is responsible for establishing policy, reviewing programme results and effectiveness and recommending budgets and programs to the Secretary of Agriculture for approval. It is funded by an annual assessment on the marketable kernel weight of almonds.

ABC works with 6,800 growers and 100 packers; with an annual budget of approximately $80 million.

California almond growers are committed to evolving their practices and continuously improving their approach to almond cultivation. The California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) is built upon a research programme that was founded in 1973, providing growers with practical information benefiting their overall operations.