Every harvest can be
a step forward
Restoring nature | Nurturing communities | Propelling prosperity
Cultivating a sustainable future
As Friends of Sustainable Agriculture, we believe in the power of collaboration. Together, we accelerate the movement towards sustainable agriculture, creating a shared impact on a global scale.
Join us in envisioning a world where agriculture harmonizes with the environment, nurtures communities, and thrives economically.
Accelerating Global Change
FSA proudly joins forces with the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) in a shared commitment to advancing sustainable and regenerative agriculture on a global scale
Our collaboration with SAN amplifies our efforts, creating a powerful synergy that accelerates positive change in agricultural practices worldwide.
Educate, Inspire, Transform: FSA's Threefold Approach
Our partnership with SAN extends our reach to a global scale, propelling a network that ideates, fosters and connects sustainable agricultural stakeholders worldwide.
Explore how FSA educates stakeholders, inspires action, and transforms agricultural practices to build a resilient and sustainable future.
We forge strategic alliances with organizations, farmers, and stakeholders committed to sustainable agricultural practices. Through these partnerships, we leverage collective expertise and resources, amplifying the impact of initiatives that regenerate the environment, uplift communities, and build resilient agricultural systems.
Knowledge is the key to transformation. FSA is dedicated to supporting accessible and empowering educational opportunities. From training programs for farmers to awareness campaigns for consumers, we assist in fostering a deep understanding of sustainable agricultural practices. By equipping individuals with the right knowledge, we catalyze positive change at the grassroots level.
True progress happens when diverse perspectives converge. Sustainable agriculture thrives on collaboration—bringing together farmers, researchers, policymakers, and advocates. By creating spaces for dialogue and cooperation, we foster innovative solutions and catalyze the adoption of sustainable practices on a global scale.
COSTA RICA TOUR - 2024
Sustainable Agriculture for Resilient Ecosystems and Communities
Conventional agriculture is broken. We need to advance and mainstream regenerative and sustainable agriculture, to transform food systems and support rural resilience.
Join us for five transformational days in two contrasting Costa Rican locations, where you'll experience first-hand how the food we eat and the ecosystems that sustain us are intricately connected, and will get to know the people fighting every day to maintain that delicate balance.
Board of Directors
Experience, commitment and passion for sustainable and regenerative agriculture, the environment, and community.
Chief Executive Officer
Chris Wille, a seasoned biologist and journalist, brings lifelong experience in wildlife conservation and sustainability. He co-founded the Rainforest Alliance in 1987, initiating key field programs in Costa Rica. In the early 1990s, Wille led a coalition to develop the first guidelines for sustainable agriculture, forming the Sustainable Agriculture Network. Serving in the Rainforest Alliance until 2014, he transitioned to consulting and, now semi-retired, remains dedicated to supporting farmers on sustainable and regenerative pathways. Wille advocates for organizations like the Sustainable Agriculture Network, emphasizing the importance of sustainable practices in agriculture.
Chief Financial Officer
Nancee Murray retired in 2023 after a dedicated 28-year tenure with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of the General Counsel, where she specialized in water rights and water quality. Holding a Business Economics degree from UC Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor degree from UC Davis, Nancee also brings years of experience in private practice focusing on environmental law. In the early 1990s, she served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Federated States of Micronesia during its transition to a new nation. Currently residing in Sacramento, California, Nancee finds joy in activities such as hiking, backpacking, bird watching, and cultivating native plants.
José Joaquín Campos Arce
José Joaquín Campos Arce, SAN’s Executive Director since May 2019, brings over 30 years of international development, science, and education experience. With a background in sustainable forest management and rural development, he served as the Director General of CATIE from 2008 to 2016. José has held key leadership roles, including Chair of the Board of Trustees of CIFOR. He holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and has authored numerous technical and scientific papers.