From the Farmers Perspective
Origin Green and Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, are working with over 100 farmers every day to assess the environmental impact of each farms production system. Building on Bord Bia’s Quality Assurance Schemes which have been in place for over 20 years, each farm is audited on an 18 month basis by independent auditors who, using smart hand-held technology, rigorously assess each farm across all areas of safety, quality and sustainability.
Using the Carbon Navigator tool, each farm is assessed across 5 key areas of sustainability and their performance is benchmarked against a national average. Most importantly, this tool provides an indication of the potential environmental and financial impact of improving the sustainability of their production system.
Origin Green is working with farmers to identify practical ways in which they can reduce their carbon footprint but also improve their efficiency and profitability.
See Origin Green from a farmers perspective.