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Investing in sustainable agriculture

Businesses, governments, and people from all walks of life are increasingly recognizing sustainable and responsible business practices as crucial to confronting some of the world’s most pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges. More so now than ever, consumers insist on knowing that they’re buying and eating sustainably grown food. The problem is that the agriculture sector has lacked a definitive standard for defining and measuring adherence to sustainable farming practices that can be applied across all crop types and geographies. To address that critical gap, we worked collaboratively with industry peers and nonprofit organizations to develop a new performance-based, industrywide sustainability standard for agriculture. Leading Harvest is the newly formed, nonprofit organization that will govern and maintain the Farmland Management Standard.

CATEGORIES: Thematic Investing Thematic Investing: Agriculture