Protocolo ASC - English version
Agricultura Sustentable Certificada
Agriculture Sustainability Certification (ASC) is a Quality Management System (QMS) that testifies the benefits of implementing a production model based on the No Till System and the principles of sustainable, profitable and high-productivity agriculture. Farmers have a great responsibility in the application of productive schemes that uphold these precepts, especially in today's globalized world, where society increasingly calls for the protection of the environment and people.
This Quality Management System (QMS) is intended to provide tools to achieve professional, efficient and sustainable agronomic and business management, through knowledge and analysis of information, including: records of activities carried out, indicators of quality of the natural and human resources involved, and indicators of productive efficiency.
In addition, Agriculture Sustainability Certification (ASC) offers the possibility for society to know how food production processes are carried out and what their impact on the environment is, allowing to capture the value of the positive externality of a No Till System. It implies: improving the efficiency and effectiveness, and consequently, the profitability of agricultural companies; the forecast of all kinds of contingencies; and the possible opening of new markets or other business opportunities.
For the farmer that implements ASC, it means identifying internal strengths and weaknesses, improving processes, and reducing hidden costs as a result of continuous improvement. On the other hand, it allows loyalty of suppliers and customers, as well as achieving external recognition and positioning granted by the social audit.
In the following document, you can find the protocol created by the Aapresid certification program