Global Farm Metric

Farm Sustainability Assessment Tool

OAK has begun a US adaptation of the Global Farm Metric (GFM) framework and resulting Farm Sustainability Assessment Tool (FSAT), created by the Sustainable Food TrustThe GFM framework measures social, economic and environmental indicators on farms using true cost accounting methodology to assess sustainability across 11 categories.

Based on globally recognized research, OAK staff are adapting this tool by embedding it with measures, benchmark scoring and practices from USDA NRCS, including alignment with COMET-Farm, Environmental Impact Quotient and NRCS Practice Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction and Carbon Sequestration. The GFM-FSAT establishes a common language, supported by quantitative measures, that enables all stakeholders in food and farming to drive positive change.

 
Farmers interested to know more about the GFM-FSAT or join the Fall/Winter 2022 trials, please contact us through the button below.

 

  

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 Global Farm Metric 11 categories and their sub-categories