Feb 28, 2022Syngenta adds sustainability-measuring function to its CropWise app
Syngenta has added a Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture (SOA) standard through its Cropwise Sustainability app, an innovative tool that puts sustainability insights into the hands of growers.
The platform, available for free download for U.S. farmers in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, allows farmers and the broader agriculture value chain to demonstrate sustainability and identify opportunities for continuous improvement, ensuring alignment with the objectives of the Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA).
By incorporating Syngenta’s SOA standard — known as the Standard — the Cropwise app provides an actionable approach to measure and deliver ongoing improvements for regenerative agriculture at scale. The Standard has achieved Gold-level equivalency against SAI Platform’s FSA 3.0, the highest level of equivalency.
Through the Standard, users are prompted to answer questions about their farm production practices and decisions and receive a leadership score and performance report based on sustainable outcomes. Opportunities for improvement are identified, alongside actionable sustainability insights that can be considered in the planning process and from season to season.
Through Syngenta’s data privacy pledge, growers maintain ownership of their data. Growers can choose to share their assessment results with value chain partners. Partners are then able to anonymize aggregated data based off of assessments, providing a view of their sourcing area and where opportunities for sustainability improvements exist.
“Sustainability assessments do not have to be a time-intensive process — users who leverage Cropwise Sustainability typically complete a 20-30-minute farm assessment and receive immediate results,” said Liz Hunt, sustainable and responsible business head at Syngenta. “The insights are compiled in an intuitive, digital dashboard that tracks progress in areas such as crop production, water impact, soil health, biodiversity and habitat, human and animal well-being, and community leadership. Growers also have the unique option to view their results and benchmark against other app users in their area.”