In recent years, there has been a growing movement to combat deforestation, and the European Union (EU) has taken a leading role in this effort. In 2021, the EU adopted the European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), which prohibits the import of certain commodities linked to deforestation.
One of the key requirements of the EUDR is that all commodities must be traceable back to the farm of origin. This means that businesses must be able to show that their products were not produced on land that has been deforested.
For many businesses, this presents a significant challenge. Traceability can be complex and expensive to implement, and many businesses do not have the systems in place to track their products back to the farm level.
The Importance of Farm-Level Traceability
Farm-level traceability is essential for EUDR compliance. Without it, businesses will not be able to demonstrate that their products are deforestation-free. This could lead to significant fines and reputational damage.
In addition to being a compliance requirement, farm-level traceability also offers a number of other benefits. For example, it can help businesses to:
- Improve the sustainability of their supply chains
- Reduce the risk of deforestation
- Gain a competitive advantage
Farmforce: Your One-Stop Shop for Deforestation Monitoring
Farmforce is an AgTech SaaS company that offers a one-stop shop for deforestation monitoring. Our platform gives businesses the tools they need to track their products back to the farm level and demonstrate that they are deforestation-free.
With Farmforce, you can:
- Map your fields against deforestation data
- Establish risk assessments
- Track your products back to the farm level
We are committed to helping businesses comply with the EUDR and protect the world’s forests.
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late
Farm-level traceability is no longer a “nice thing to have.” It is a fact, and it is necessary. Businesses that do not comply with the EUDR could face serious consequences.
We urge you to take action today and start implementing a farm-level traceability program.