We use the ‘diagnostic’ throughout the development and implementation of the project to ensure we design and maintain productivity, minimise losses and meet other requirements of off-takers and project stakeholders.
We work closely with the off-taker, financier and our preferred input supplier club to deliver the opportunities (Seeds, Fertigation, Drip, Monitoring, Farming Company).
We work with NGOs, governments and others to supporting livelihoods, improving ecosystems and managing environmental and social risk. We take a proactive approach to support inclusive local socio-economic development. In all of our projects, we identify how a commercial enterprise can also support the livelihoods of smallholders. In some cases this involves developing an “in-grower” model where farmers are trained on a commercial farm and then supported in setting up their own micro-enterprise. In other cases, we follow an “out-grower” approach where a nucleus farm supports the building of capacity in the surrounding area.
We use our social and environment management system (based on the IFC performance standards) including processes for:
Integrated assessments to identify, avoid, mitigate and manage the environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities from our projects.
Community engagement through disclosure of project-related information and consultation with local communities on matters that directly affect them. This includes particular consideration of gender issues, and vulnerable members of society.
Managing environmental and social performance throughout the life of our projects. This includes managing health, safety and security.
Grievance mechanisms to address concerns from communities and other stakeholders.