The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) is an association of NGOs that started its activities in 1997, and was legally established with headquarters in Mexico in January 2010. The SAN is a group of international non-profit organizations working for the conservation of biodiversity and rural development. Our vision of the world is one where agricultural activity contributes to biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods.
We are a coalition of leading conservation groups in America, Africa, Asia and Europe that supports the adoption of best agricultural practices. We also connect farmers with responsible consumers through the Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM seal.
The SAN promotes productive and efficient agricultural systems, biodiversity conservation and sustainable human development through the application of our Sustainable Agriculture Standards, which include social, environmental and productive aspects.
Our concept of sustainability recognizes that the welfare of societies and ecosystems is intertwined and dependent on environmentally sustainability, and also socially just and economically viable development.
You can read our Theory of Change for a better understanding about our vision of agriculture.
Our mission is to be a global network transforming agriculture into a sustainable activity.