Farmers have the responsibility to steward their land well. Consumers have the responsibility of supporting the good stewards. That is why Trace & Save believes in showing consumers how our farmers are performing with regards to the sustainability.
How are our farmers performing?
Not only farmers have a role to play in sustainable food production.
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Trace & Save all farmers sustainability (SWAN) score
Trace & Save all farmers Soil score
Trace & Save all farmers Water score
Trace & Save all farmers Atmosphere score
Trace & Save all farmers Nutrients score
As much as it is farmers who play a central role in ensuring that food is produced in a sustainable manner, consumers also have a role to play. It is not fair to farmers to say that farming has a negative environmental impact. Certain types of farming have very negative impacts, others not much impact and others can actually have a positive impact. By supporting farmers who implement practices that have a lower environmental impact, or even a positive impact, consumers are supporting sustainable agriculture.
That is why Trace & Save believes that consumers should be able to find out whether the food they buy is being produced sustainably. There are many claims to sustainability, but few have the evidence to back it up. Trace & Save is all about measured agricultural sustainability. The graphs below empower consumers to see whether farmers are improving or not with regards to sustainable farming.
This process of collecting data, and using it to show both farmers and consumers whether sustainability is actually being addressed, is why we believe the Trace & Save system has such great power.