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About Us

Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool provides farmers with information and resources to support farm-level sustainability decisions.

It was developed by a working group of four crop commissions, Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission, in conjunction with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. The tool was produced in partnership with Groupe AGÉCO, a consulting firm specialized in economic studies and corporate social responsibility with in-depth knowledge of the Canadian agriculture sector.

Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool is brought to you by:

Alberta barley
Alberta Barley is a farmer-directed, not-for-profit organization representing Alberta’s barley farmers. Alberta Barley collects a mandatory but refundable check-off and reinvests it to grow the barley industry and its profitability. The organization works collaboratively within all levels of agriculture to achieve tangible results that benefit Alberta’s barley growers.
Alberta pulse
The Alberta Pulse Growers Commission represents 6 000 growers of field pea, dry bean, lentil, chickpea, faba bean and soybean in Alberta. Our vision is to have Alberta pulses recognized by consumers as environmentally friendly, healthy and nutritious and by all producers as an essential element in a sustainable cropping system.
Alberta canola
The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is the province’s first refundable check-off producer organization. The mandate of Alberta Canola is to increase the long-term profitability of Alberta canola growers through research, consumer and producer education programs and policy development.
Alberta wheat
The Alberta Wheat Commission is a producer-directed organization dedicated to improving the long-term profitability of Alberta’s 14 000 wheat producers.

Support for this project was provided by Growing Forward 2, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative. The views and opinions expressed as part of this project are not necessarily those of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada or Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

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The Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool and its results are not a substitute for any audit process, nor does it ensure compliance with the FSA (3.0), ISCC 202-2 (V1.1), or ULSAC (2017) programs. The Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool is a self-assessment and action plan tool that provides a gap analysis and tips to evaluate a farm’s performance against these programs. The performance score is for information only because it is based on an interpretation of these programs. While effort has been made to avoid errors and present accurate information, the results must be understood accordingly.

Refer to the FSA (3.0), ISCC 202-2 (V1.1), and ULSAC (2017) documents for comprehensive descriptions of the programs and their requirements:

• International Sustainability and Carbon Certification EU – ISCC 202-2 Sustainability requirements version 1.1 source

• Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform – Farmer Self-Assessment (FSA) version 3.0 source

• Unilever’s Sustainable Agriculture Code (ULSAC) – 2017 Version source


Your consent to provide personal information in the use of the Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool is, in keeping with our respect for privacy and protecting of personal information, received and held in compliance with the Personal Information Protection Act. By using the tool you agree that the information provided may be aggregated and shared on a statistical non-identifying basis for the purpose of improving farm sustainability practices. In addition, the data collected may be used to assist with monitoring the use of the Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool and in evaluating and enhancing its effectiveness to maximize the benefit for its users.

Terms of Use

The developers and suppliers of the Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool are not responsible for any outcomes or actions taken as a result of applying material contained in this tool.

By use of the Alberta Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool you consent to receiving e-mail messages from the Alberta Farm Sustainability Extension. (E-mail messages will contain a link to unsubscribe.)

To answer any questions regarding the use of the information do not hesitate to contact us.

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