Call for Interest – Join Our New Project Working Group for the Cool Farm Tool Biodiversity Module
Sustainability consultancy 3Keel are supporting the Cool Farm Alliance to build on the momentum behind the Cool Farm Tool’s existing biodiversity module with the view to establishing it as the industry standard for taking management decisions in support of on-farm biodiversity in a traceable, comparable and fair way. This project proposes toinitiate a pre-competitive cross industry collaboration to enhance the CFT biodiversity module and bring industry alignment on what biodiversity-enhancing practices to promote within supply chains and the metrics to measure, monitor and report.
A working group will be created to reflect on the current module – including its scope, functionality and user-interface – and review the extent to which it meets the needs of users. The group will seek to identify enhancements for the biodiversity module that could be made to support this module as being the industry standard approach for biodiversity. This will further strengthen the module that will be expanded to include the Tropical Forest biome by the end of March.
The working group will comprise Cool Farm Alliance members, as well as appropriate external expertise, and will seek to work closely with regenerative agriculture initiatives. Anyone with an interest in tools and methods for quantifying biodiversity impact and/or specifically in the CFT biodiversity module is invited to join. Participation is likely to involve consultation with 3Keel, a short survey and attendance at a half-day workshop. The work is being kindly sponsored by Syngenta.
Anyone interested in contributing to this work should contact Caitlin McCormack and Becky Turner at 3Keel.