Farmforce: “Deforestation-Free” Made Easy
Last December, EU States approved the text of the anti-deforestation law compelling exporters to perform due diligence on a series of imported goods. Agribusiness particularly will be required to demonstrate products and crops have not been farmed on deforested or degraded lands since December 2020. Mapping and tracking particular pieces of land is step one to compliance. Farmforce’s First Mile solution is here.
A New Anti-Deforestation Tech
Regarding sustainability and traceability in agriculture, deforestation is currently one of the top supply chain issues for agri-commodities. It will be a trending topic for the years to come.
Even more so now that the European Parliament voted to pass a stricter version of the law initially drafted by the European Commission, restricting European market access to crops (cocoa, coffee, soya, rubber, palm oil, and lumber) that can be verified as deforestation-free.
As first mile experts, Farmforce is on the front line of tackling this sustainability and compliance challenge and has already developed an Integrated Deforestation Monitoring solution. Coop managers can easily verify whether their farmers’ fields have any historical forest cover loss by mapping fields with their electronic devices. Farmforce is on the front line of tackling this sustainability and compliance challenge and has already developed an Integrated Deforestation Monitoring solution. This package features traceability and integrated deforestation monitoring, allowing producers to prove their products are deforestation-free.
On top of that, collecting feedback from several customers and other first mile stakeholders, we’ve been fine-tuning our deforestation monitoring solution. Designed with multinational corporation (MNCs) due diligence in mind, our Enterprise features are designed with the EU regulatory framework in mind. Thanks to this smart addition, which we released at the end of 2022, MNCs can check thousands of plots for deforestation monitoring compliance at a time. By doing so, we’ll let exporters future-proof their revenues from selling products concerned by the EU Regulation in Europe while safeguarding farmers’ livelihoods.
Curbing agri-commodities-driven deforestation is no longer table talk for the EU. Although this is good news for the environment, it will require all actors involved in value chains to implement extra efforts to comply with the more stringent regulations. That’s why Farmforce has brought up a tangible solution enabling both coops and MNCs to continue their business as usual. As part of our 2023 plan, we are attending events worldwide and meeting with customers and potential customers on the ground as we aim to foster business opportunities. We find this comprehensive approach enables us to answer your pain points, enrich our knowledge and maximise our SaaS impact.
Want to know more? To become more compliant and for finding your way to accurate mapping and data, find our first Use Case: Field Mapping and Quality Check here. More to come!
Find our Traceability Barometer Survey here as well. Those working in sustainability, sustainable development, and traceability will be interested to participate!