Project

Landscape Approach: Engaging Farmers on Continuous Improvement

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Overview

Using a landscape approach to demonstrate economic profitability of sustainability practices on-farm.

Duration
2019 – 2021
Location
Canada, US
Commodity
Barley, Canola, Oats, Potato, and others
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The challenge

Farmers and agricultural-sourcing companies continue to struggle with duplication and misalignment when trying to communicate and demonstrate sustainability on the farm as a whole.

With the vast majority of farms in Canada and the United States rotating multiple crops, this project aims to help reduce that duplicity by demonstrating how industry can use a harmonized approach and measurement to benchmark sustainability of farmers who are growing the same crops in rotation, within a given region.

Objectives

  • Align sustainability goals/targets across field crop rotation commodities;
  • Demonstrate value of sustainability and enhanced crop management practices to farmers in a region;
  • Develop a farmer/advisor group to focus on specific enhancements that benefit farms supplying our members.

Who's Involved

Project Members
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Barry Callebaut

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Bunge

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Cargill

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Diageo

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GFO

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Griffith Foods

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Heineken

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Ingredion

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Kalsec

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Kellogg

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PepsiCo

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Western Sugar Cooperative