BRONZE refers to a minimum 100% coverage of essentials and 75% of basic.
Solid base of good farming practices.
SILVER refers to a minimum 100% coverage of essentials, 80% of basic, and 50% of advanced.
Sustainable farming practices recognized by leading companies.
GOLD refers to a minimum 100% coverage of essentials, 100% of basic and 75% of advanced.
Sustainable farming practices that really stand out.
Farmers can use the FSA to assess and improve sustainable agriculture practices and communicate to customers in a consistent format.
To complete the FSA, you have 2 options:
1. Download the manual tool (Excel) in English or 18 other languages
2. Go to our online tool to input data and see your results directly online. You can save your results into a private account and share them with customers of your choice.
Companies can use the FSA as a single tool to meet sustainable sourcing goals across many commodities.
If you are a company wanting to use the FSA, you have 2 options:
1. Use the manual tool (Excel)
2. Use the online tool, and you can invite suppliers or farmers in your supply chain to start using the FSA.
Other users can include governments, NGOs, standard organizations, universities and consultants.
FSA Manual Tool (Excel)
FSA has been developed in response to an expressed need for a single set of sustainable agriculture requirements on which the industry is aligned.
The first draft (FSA 1.0) went through a pilot phase with a number of pioneers testing it with their suppliers and producers.
SAI Platform also consulted with other stakeholders including 20 expert organizations.
FSA 2.0 was launched in April 2014.
Key changes included a simplification of questions; an expansion of key topics; a clarification between requirements and recommended practices; and new performance levels.
We are now working hard on implementation and scaling.
FSA currently covers all crops, agricultural ingredients for food & drink and others such as cotton.
FSA 2.1 will be launched in 2018.
It is intended to improve clarity of the FSA questions where possible and incorporate user feedback since the launch of 2.0.
Version 2.1 will ensure maximum continuity for users by maintaining the equivalency of benchmarking results and farm level assessments.
To improve the FSA, we will review and revise it regularly, engaging with a broad cross-section of stakeholders.
We are starting the revision process for FSA 2.1 in 2019, and will launch FSA 3.0 in 2020.
We also continue to improve FSA functionality: data management & aggregation, availability in additional languages, legislation filters, and implementation support.