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Charter Principles 2016 key facts
1. Finance
  • US$707,263 in financing
2. Improved yield       
  • 13,421 farmers trained in Good Agricultural Practices
  • 15% increased in overall productivity since 2013
  • 70 demonstration plots and 1,000 model farms for a practical, ‘hands on’ approach to training.
3. Labour practices
  • 13,421 farmers trained in good labour practices
4. Market access
  • 1.05 million tonnes procured from 23,931 hectares
5. Quality
  • First global metric standard for sugarcane – the partnership aims to develop the market for sustainable sugarcane, to train and support the mills and producers for certification for the Bonsucro standard.
6. Traceability
  • 100% tonnage is traceable
7. Social and infrastructure investment
  • US$76,327 was invested in economic infrastructure including drip irrigation systems and farming equipment
8. Environmental impact
  • 3,584 farmers managing 9,111 hectares received training in water stewardship, including drip irrigation – with better water-use efficiency and demand management, about 62bn litres of water–use avoidance was achieved by the project.
  • 2,978 farmers received training on soil fertility, including trash mulching to increase organic levels of carbon in the soil.
  • 2,937 farmers received training on Integrated Pest Management to minimise negative impacts of chemicals on the environment and help farmers manage costs
  • Improving water and fertiliser efficiency not only reduces environmental impact, but reduces costs and discourages the growth of weeds.


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*International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group.