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Welcome to the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops

The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) is a multi-stakeholder initiative dedicated to developing tools for measuring sustainable performance across the specialty crops supply chain. SISC offers a suite of outcomes-focused metrics enabling operators to benchmark, compare, and communicate their own performance.

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Measure to Manage: Use the Metrics!
SISC offers six Working Metrics – plus lots of supporting materials:

Pilot Testing
We are currently conducting focused pilots with partners seeking to use on-farm metric data to address specific market opportunities, demands, and/or regulatory pressures. To follow our progress, please click here.

Follow the Metrics
Experts and interested stakeholders are invited to participate in developing metrics. To receive project announcements via E-mail, please join now.

Provide Feedback
We welcome your questions and comments on the Stewardship Index. Please click here to contact the Steering Committee.


We are a fiscally sponsered project of Ag Innovations, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to cultivating the ideas and actions needed for healthy farms, communities, and ecosystems.  

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January 22, 2014
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