Confronting Climate Change will be hosting a series of technical Industry Benchmark and Train the Trainer workshops throughout the country over the next few months.
The Confronting Climate Change Initiative (CCC) has completed the 2014 fruit and wine industry carbon emissions benchmark reports. The development of industry benchmarks for the carbon-emissions of each major commodity have been a significant milestone for the CCC project. Against these benchmarks, individual businesses can “sense-check” and evaluate their own results. In this way the collective profile of industries can be developed and their performance tracked over time. Benchmarking, however, relies heavily on credible industry-level reporting as well as supporting the identification of opportunities for improvement and best-practice at business-level.
From the Chingford Fruit October Publication – South African consultancy Blue North specialises in transforming agricultural supply chains, using its sound knowledge base and proven expertise to deliver practical, long-lasting improvements at ground level
Volatile prices, unpredictable weather patterns and surging demand from emerging economies are combining to threaten food security across the globe, putting farmers under more pressure than ever before. Never has the need to ensure sustainable long-term food production been so crucial.
Similarly, retailers selling the end product are coming under increasing pressure from consumers to source sustainably and reliably. They are being challenged on issues such as carbon footprint and ethical trading; and it’s clear that if they can’t provide the answers, their businesses will suffer as a result.
Carbon emissions of grain farming in the Western Cape
ANALYSIS: Is South African agriculture really dominated by big commercial farms? Evidence suggests not https://t.co/hecgSBIsdR (via )
1.6% decrease in dam levels. Avg. level at 57.4%. Consumption: Urban = 39%. Agriculture = 61%. Avg daily water use: 633 Ml/day. Target: 650 Ml/day. @Confrontclimate @AgriWesKaap @WCGovAgri