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Certified Greenhouse Farmers, SureHarvest to develop sustainability certification platform

FBR Staff Writer Published 27 August 2012

Certified Greenhouse Farmers and SureHarvest have initiated collaboration on a next generation sustainability certification platform based on the principles of performance metrics, technology innovation, continuous improvement and stakeholder engagement.

The initial focus will be on developing environmental metrics -- including water, energy and nutrient use efficiencies -- that support the organization's definition, and are scalable for various sized growers who have a shared commitment to greenhouse growing.

SureHarvest will collaborate with third party stakeholders to understand their sustainability priorities and validate process areas the certification standard will cover.

SureHarvest CEO Jeff Dlott said that it will be the first comprehensive performance-based system in agriculture.

Certified Greenhouse Farmers aims to protect the integrity of the greenhouse growing process. Comprised of Houwelings Tomatoes, NatureFresh, Village Farms and Windset Farms and their farmer networks, the organization is the voice of Certified Greenhouse growers.

SureHarvest is an agrifood sustainability solutions company delivering strategies, technologies, and services to accelerate agrifood financial, environmental and social progress.