There is a great need for increased investment in the world’s agricultural systems. Private investment in farmland can yield significant economic, social and environmental benefits, but only if done properly. In the absence of global legislation, voluntary reporting is necessary.
This reporting framework for responsible agriculture reporting and its Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), supported by the Swiss Development Cooperation intends to become the first hub for collecting and synthesizing voluntary reports from farmland asset owners and managers. The purpose of these KPIs is: To provide a framework for regularly and consistently collecting and publishing voluntary information from farmland asset owners and managers to disclose information on the human and environmental impacts of their activities to investors, the public, governments and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
The vision of this initiative is to become the trusted go-to destination for information on responsible private farmland investing, including environmental and social impacts. This will serve farmland managers and owners wishing to benchmark their performance against their peers, institutional investors wishing to assess potential and existing investee performance, governments in allowing new farmland investments to take place in their countries, and non-governmental organizations wishing to understand what the advocacy and support needs are.