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Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform
The global food value chain initiative for sustainable agriculture
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Farming systems

It is in a central pillar entitled "Sustainable farming systems" that SAI Platform lists what it considers to be the main elements of sustainable farming. These include:

  • Are varieties suited to the local climate, soil, pests & diseases being grown?
  • Nutrients – how is crop nutrition calculated? How are nutrients stored considering environmental/safety risks?
  • Pest management – Are all key pests known? Is IPM applied? Are pesticides stored safely & securely?