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SMART- Sustainability Monitoring and Assessment RouTine

{Tool} SMART- Sustainability Monitoring and Assessment RouTine. Creator(s): Baumgart, Lukas; Bircher, Richard; Blockeel, Johan; Chevillat, Véronique S.; Curran, Michael; Garibay, Salvador; Harrer, Felix; Keller, Olivia; Landert, Jan; Lazzarini, Gianna; Papagiannakis, Haris; Petrasek, Richard; Pfeifer, Catherine; Schader, Christian; Schlatter, Bernhard; Schwitter, Patricia; Stefani, Patrick; Teriete, Moritz; Weisshaidinger, Rainer and Wirz, Axel. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. (2016)

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Summary

SMART is an innovative instrument for holistic sustainability analysis and evaluation of agricultural and food companies and is based on the globally valid SAFA guidelines. It was developed by more than 60 agricultural and sustainability experts and consists of a highly efficient database as well as a scientifically sound evaluation methodology including an extensive indicator pool. The assessment method involves, among other things, a weighting of the indicators according to the level of impact on the various SAFA subthemes. Furthermore, the sphere of influence and responsibility of the respective farm or company as well as the time, place and responsible party of sustainability impacts within the supply chain are being considered.
SMART is not a new standard, certification system or label but solely an analysis and assessment instrument. It therefore does not compete with existing standards and certificates but is a useful supplement.
The SMART tool should be implemented by experts, and therefore anyone interested in the tool should contact those responsible for the tool to arrange a training. The tool only works on computers with a Microsoft operating system.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Holistic sustainability assessment with SMART.
What problem does the tool address?:The term "sustainability" is used inflationary and inconsistently. For consumers and buyers it is very difficult to tell whether a farm or a company are actually operating sustainably or not.
What solution does the tool offer?:SMART is a method that allows farms and companies in the food sector to assess their sustainability in a credible, transparent and comparable manner.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Calculation tools
Keywords:Farm management, monitoring and evaluation, digital technology, farm economics, environment, society, biodiversity, environmental protection, environmental impact assessment, sustainability, animal husbandry, animal production
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
farm management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2799
English
monitoring and evaluation
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_bea12d1e
English
digital technology
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4b2d7f85
English
farm economics -> agricultural economics
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8672
English
environment
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2593
English
society
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_50309
English
biodiversity
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33949
English
environmental protection
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15898
English
Environmental Impact Assessment
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33483
English
sustainability
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33560
English
animal husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
English
animal production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_437
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm economics
Animal husbandry
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Specific methods
Farming Systems > Social aspects
Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
Related Links:http://www.smart-farmtool.com/, https://www.sustainable-food-systems.com/en/smart/, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/218818656697443, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1374257829679411200, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39608
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:39608
Deposited On:22 Mar 2021 10:34
Last Modified:09 Apr 2021 19:44
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, Czech/Česky, Finnish/Suomea, French/Francais, Greek/Ellinika, Hungarian/Magyar, Italian/Italiano, Lithuanian/Lietuvos, Norwegian/Norsk, Spanish/Español
Status:Published

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