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Sustainability: Not just a buzzword. Its business strategy.
SureHarvest's 5Ps of SustainabilityTM is a proven method of aligning strategy with measurable progress to drive value. After a decade of development, this strategic approach is helping organizations throughout the agrifood value chain become more successful. To learm more watch this brief video.
provides a full set of solutions for growers and agrifood companies pursuing sustainability strategies - farming management software, sustainability management software, sustainability consulting services and third-party sustainability certification - throughout the agrifood supply chain. Clients span the agrifood value chain and benefit from SureHarvest’s market-leading expertise and experience working with growers, packer/shippers, processors, wineries and their trade associations.
SureHarvest collaborated with clients to design and implement these world-class sustainability programs:
The Latest News
Young almond grower reaps CASP benefits
Western Farm Press, April 15, 2013
Like many California almond growers, Eric Genzoli has been able to manage what, at one time, was the most difficult insect pest in almonds: navel orangeworm. With timely winter sanitation, he rarely, if ever, resorts to dormant, or even hullsplit, sprays to control NOW, and yet his reject levels are well below industry standards.
In fact, according to aggregate data gathered from growers through the California Almond Sustainability program (CASP), more than 85% of California Almond growers practice winter sanitation to control navel orangeworm, shaking and poling stick-tight mummies during the winter, and mowing them to destroy overwintering worm pests.
The ability to compare his operation to other almond growers throughout the state through the sustainability program is just one advantage of CASP, according to Genzoli, who farms in Stanislaus County. Click here to read more.
Consumers Increase Focus on Sourcing, Sustainability
Progressive Grocer, March 14, 2013
Conscious shoppers are increasing their spend on organics, sourcing food products, seeking out non-GMO and buying sustainable “Farm to Table” food products traceable to local/regional farmers and producers, according to a study conducted by Market LOHAS and laz pr.
The 2013 MamboTrack Annual Natural and Organic Product Survey reveals that “Farm to Table” buying mirrors local food trends with conscious shoppers tracing their food products to regional growers and producers. In fact, about 7 in 10 or more healthy consumers sourced brands by reading package labels or in-store signage while more than 6 in 10 visited brand or product websites. Eco-seafood labels, Wild Seafood certifications and sustainable guides also influence sustainable seafood buying.
"Eco shoppers have moved beyond ingredient lists and are now focused on tracing the source of their food supply from Non-GMO to locally/regionally produced and Fair Trade,” said Karen Herther, co-founder of Market LOHAS. “Sustainable meat/poultry and seafood is gaining interest due to third-party certifications and heightened media coverage.”
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Data Validates California Almond Growers'Sustainable Practices
Increased participation in the California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) is yielding statistically significant data that shows the almond industry is practicing sustainability in a range of production practices. The program is based on growers completing self-assessment modules to report which practices they employ in their operation or specific orchard. The five modules are: Pest Management, Irrigation Management, Nutrient management, Energy Efficiency and Air Quality. "This level of participation shows that CASP is clearly gaining traction within the almond-growing community," said Joe Browde with SureHarvest who is working with the almond industry to develop and implement the sustainability program.
Growers this year are also able to complete modules online. Those online modules contain an easy-to-use, autofill feature to assess multiple orchards/locations, and offer participants continuing education credits for PCAs and certified applicators. A new round of workshops will start up throughout the stae in January. For more.....
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