GRAS supports efficient and credible smallholder certification processes and allows a secure integration of smallholders into sustainable supply chains.
- How can Smallholders become part of a sustainable and certified supply chain?
- How can Smallholders be mapped and monitored? The GRAS mobile app is the solution!
- How can smallholders be managed and traced back to field level?
Smallholders often lack financial resources and knowledge to become part of a sustainable and certified supply chain
Until today, the majority of the world’s farms are managed by independent smallholders. Altogether, those small farms operate around one tenth of the world’s agricultural land; among the controversial oil palm cultivation, small farms even account for an estimated 40% of the total acreage. An investment in family-run agriculture provides an opportunity to reduce poverty and ensure stable living standards, but unfortunately, small-scale farming can also lead to deforestation, biodiversity loss and social issues due to a lack of knowledge and financial resources.
The GRAS Independent Smallholder App
With the development of the GRAS Independent Smallholder App, GRAS supports efficient and credible smallholder certification processes by enabling the efficient management, analysis, and visualization of smallholder data. Amongst others, the GRAS Independent Smallholder App allows to capture the field’s polygons directly onsite and subsequently upload the collected outlines to the GRAS Tool for an automated evaluation of each individual field.