Field to Market’s Sustainability Metrics and Algorithms Now Seamlessly Integrated into MyFarms Software Platform
Submitted by Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture today announced the integration of the Fieldprint® Platform's sustainability metrics and algorithms into the MyFarms software platform. As one of the Alliance’s newest qualified data management partners, MyFarms now offers commodity farmers with a seamless solution for measuring their sustainability performance and operational efficiency. This integration is made possible through Field to Market’s Fieldprint® Application Programming Interface, which connects seven sustainability metrics and associated algorithms from the Fieldprint Platform directly into the MyFarms software.
“We are pleased to be recognized as a qualified data management partner by Field to Market and look forward to equipping supply chains with farmer friendly tools that convert sustainability data into smarter farming decisions. With this integration, MyFarms stands a ready and willing partner to help global supply chains make authentic sustainability claims,” said Chris Fennig, Managing Director of MyFarms, LLC.
Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global ingredients solutions company, will deploy the integration with their grain farmers, pledging to scale sustainability measurement across 180,000 acres by 2020.
“We are excited to see MyFarms and Field to Market partner together in helping our grain farmers access robust sustainability analytics and partner with Ingredion in meeting customer demands for enhanced supply chain transparency around the sustainability of our ingredients,” said Andrew Utterback, Manager, Commodities Purchasing, Ingredion.
With this integration, farmers now have another choice in documenting and demonstrating their sustainability performance using the common measurement framework offered by the Fieldprint Platform. Developed through a multi-stakeholder, consensus driven process, this outcomes-based and metrics-driven sustainability measurement platform is supported by more than 130 organizations across the food and agriculture industry.
“The integration of Field to Market’s sustainability metrics and algorithms into the MyFarms software platform offers farmers another choice in accessing the industry’s most accepted and recognized sustainability measurement framework,” said Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market. “With companies like Ingredion relying on MyFarms for the implementation of their sustainable sourcing initiatives, we look forward to a robust partnership that will help Field to Market reach our goal of engaging 50 million acres in our Supply Chain Sustainability Program.”
About Field to Market
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture brings together a diverse group of grower organizations; agribusinesses; food, beverage, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities and public sector partners to focus on defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production. Field to Market is comprised of more than 130 members representing all facets of the U.S. agricultural supply chain, with members employing more than 5 million people and representing combined revenues totaling over $1.5 trillion. For more information, visit www.fieldtomarket.org and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/FieldtoMarket.
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture is a leading multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States. We bring together a diverse group of grower organizations; agribusinesses; food, beverage, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities; and public sector partners to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being. With the world population estimated to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the entire value chain must work together to efficiently and responsibly lay the groundwork for a more sustainable future. From the farm gate to the retail and restaurant counter, the challenge of producing enough food, fiber and fuel for a rapidly growing populationâ€”while conserving our planet’s natural resourcesâ€”has become increasingly complex. The nature of this challenge requires an unparalleled level of transparency and collaboration. By uniting the agricultural supply chain and key stakeholders around a common measurement framework, Field to Market seeks to drive continuous improvement in the sustainability of commodity crop production.