By 2050, the agriculture sector will face an unprecedented confluence of pressures. With a projected 30% growth in the global population, competition for increasingly scarce land, water and energy resources will intensify, and production will have to increase to feed the world and adjust to changes in dietary patterns.
Agriculture depends to a large extent on the services provided by ecosystems. Sustainable agriculture approaches, therefore focus on optimizing production while minimizing negative environmental impacts and promoting actions for the protection, conservation, enhancement and efficient use of natural resources.
Agricultural sustainability requires that intervention strategies are integrated and adaptable to the conditions of each specific context. They require the implementation of sustainable management systems of multidimensional scopes that cover both social and environmental issues, with an emphasis on the identification of production risks and the planning of activities to mitigate those risks.
SAN offers solutions for the implementation of sustainable management systems that allow:
- Implementation of functional social and environmental management systems that can be adapted to the specific characteristics of each productive landscape;
- Responsible management of service providers to reduce the indirect impact on ecosystems and natural resources;
- Increased productivity through an optimization of resource use; and
- Implementation of mechanisms to facilitate traceability and integrity of agricultural and livestock products.
Farms working with SAN are able to develop and/or improve their social and environmental management system, have a productivity and service providers management, and achieve traceability and product integrity, among other benefits.