Food, Beverage & Agriculture

Food, Beverage & Agriculture
Sector Working Group

The Food, Beverage, and Agriculture (FBA) working group was the first group to form after The Sustainability Consortium(TSC) launch in July of 2009 and is currently the largest sector working group at TSC. Sustainable agriculture is the only way we can provide a planet of nine billion people with adequate food and water. The FBA Sector Working Group knows that increasing the sustainability of food supply and production practices will continue to be essential in sustaining and providing resources. The aim of this working group is to improve the environmental and social sustainability of global agricultural supply chains.


Product Categories Covered in the FBA Working Group


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Principles and Guidance Tools

Commodity Mapping and Geographic Relevance

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Seafood Susainability Program Principles

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Animal Welfare
Organizations & Programs

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Agricultural Supply Chain Committee

The purpose of this program is 1) Develop a program to create relationships between various work streams of TSC, and 2) further enable members to prioritize how to take action in addressing key environmental and social impacts within product category supply networks by helping stakeholders have a better understanding of the components of the supply network, where hotspots are identified within the supply network, the available data within the supply network, the existing and relevant programs active within the supply network, and where the impacts are most likely occurring.

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This committee is focusing on the following project areas in order to achieve its goals:

  • Develop or identify supply network diagrams for product categories.
  • Identify major points of connection or procurement points across the supply network.
  • Identify tools and initiatives that are already used for communication at those procurement points, such as common benchmarking tools.
  • Identify criteria for listing tools and/or initiatives in the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) additional guidance.

White Papers

Geospatial Climate Data
Ryan Z. Johnston; Marty D. Matlock, Ph.D., P.E., C.S.E.
University of Arkansas
The Sustainability Consortium
February 2011

Regional Corn Modeling at a High Resolution Scale: A Yield Based Approach and Blue vs Green Water Assessment
Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
The Sustainability Consortium
February 2011

A Review of Water Scarcity Indices and Methodologies
Amber Brown; Marty D. Matlock, Ph.D., P.E., C.S.E.
University of Arkansas
The Sustainability Consortium
April 2011

Working Group Contacts

Christopher Cooke

Christopher Cooke
Director, Technical Development
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For content specific questions regarding this sector, please contact Christopher Cooke.

Jessica Ginger

Jessica Ginger
Manager - Member Operations and Implementation
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For general comments or questions regarding this Working Group, please contact Jessica Ginger.

Working Group Co-Chairs

Rachel Goldstein
Mars

Martin Giomans
BASF