Who are we?

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.

Mission

Our mission is to be a global network transforming agriculture into a sustainable activity.


Our Impact

SAN’s work improves the daily life of thousands of farmers and helps to conserve the environment.

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Library

Read and download documents about our training, technical assistance and certification system.

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2017 SAN Standard

Discover all details about the new SAN Standard, biding for audits from July 1st 2017

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E-Learning Center

A place for learning and knowledge sharing among SAN technical people.

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