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Staff, Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops

The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops seeks your participation in our 2011-2012 pilot effort and asks that you consider working with us to develop and refine the methods for measuring and communicating performance on key environmental indicators.  By participating in the SISC pilot, growers can make an important contribution in shaping stewardship metrics for their industry, driving forward both consistency in approach and methodology as well as ensuring that the metrics themselves are practical and meaningful for growers. 

While hundreds of SISC stakeholders have participated in developing these metrics, there is no substitute for first-hand, on-the-ground experience.  Learning from on-farm pilots in 2010 proved invaluable, and resulted in significant changes to the draft metrics.  By forging consensus among leading growers, buyers, and public interest organizations, SISC is poised to define the industry approach and reduce the potential for a proliferation of similar-but-different sustainability reporting systems. 

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