There are many different definitions of sustainable agriculture available depending on the position of the organization or the need to detail the different elements. However, all of them promote farming practices that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for society in order to sustain farmers, resources and communities. A certification system tries to foster the adoption of sustainable agriculture practices by providing a framework of compliance points that are afterwards certified by an independent certification body. An agricultural input company (seed, crop protection, fertilizer, machinery) tries to optimize its portfolio to enable farmers to be more sustainable. A foundation or the public sector try to close the investment and access gap for the implementation of the agricultural training or the provision of innovative technologies.
ELFIN supports different organizations to set up strategies and concepts in this framework and assure an efficient implementation. By that, ELFIN contributes also to sustainable agriculture.