AgriPlace is an online platform that has been created and is constantly developed further by the People 4 Earth community. It is a sustainability data collection and sharing platform for organizations in the food and agriculture sector. AgriPlace provides a space for different tools and assessments that actors in food supply chains can use to measure the sustainability performance of their products. It also makes it easy for farmers, manufacturers, and retailers to connect and share information with their partners, thus providing ample opportunities for mutual improvement.
The figure below summarizes the main benefits of AgriPlace for farmers.
AgriPlace will be home to many sustainability assessment tools, brought together under the same data collection and reporting system.
We are currently hosting several compliance tools on AgriPlace. Compliance tools include pre-assessments and checklists that are developed by third parties, such as standard setting organizations, industry or retailers.
Currently available standards on AgriPlace:
We also specialize in developing customized tools for partners and clients who require assistance in selecting sets of indicators and building personalized questionnaires suited to more specific needs. For instance, in the past we worked on a 6-standard Gap Analysis Tool that used custom questions to rapidly identify overlaps and indicate which certification was easiest to achieve based on existing practices. The lessons from that project formed the basis of our current methodology.
People 4 Earth can also support organizations with the development of new customized standards before integrating them into our system.
Our first step is to bring farmers online by delivering an easy to use farm compliance platform. For the future we aim to further build out the platform with several services around sustainability.