Canada - Pork industry publishes sustainable development indicators: A first for agriculture in Québec

The Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec (FPPQ) is proud to announce the release of its own sustainable development indicators for pork production, a first for agriculture in Quebec.
Friday 5 November 2010 (7 years 11 months 17 days ago)
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The Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec (FPPQ) is proud to announce the release of its own sustainable development indicators for pork production, a first for agriculture in Quebec.

The FPPQ approach is based on a firm conviction that the time is ripe for action, and that its plan must reconsider three equally crucial priorities: environmental integrity, social fairness and economic efficiency. The ultimate goal of this approach is to meet the needs of present-day society while protecting the well-being and the potential for a better quality of life of future generations. The new indicators are effective communications and management tools for strategic planning and adaptation to change, and also reflect the values of pork producers.
Development of these indicators is the result of extensive discussions dating back to 2008. In an initial preparatory stage, the number of existing sustainable development indicators was compiled for the agricultural and forestry sectors worldwide. Once this inventory was completed, a technical committee representing the pork sector was created. It was made up of 30 organizations, including environmental groups (for watersheds), provincial ministries (MAPAQ, MDDEP, etc.), municipal organizations, organizations that partner with the pork sector (La Coop fédérée, UPA, etc.) and members representing Quebec's pork producers. After many meetings, a list of 13 sustainable development indicators applicable to Quebec's pork industry was established by the FPPQ.
Social indicators (3)
• Proper animal care practices and standards
• Public perception of the pork industry
• Pork producers' social involvement in their communities
Economic indicators (7)
• Changes in added value
• Changes in net agricultural income (before depreciation)
• Changes in pork consumption
• Changes in equity ratio
• Proportion of market-derived income
• Economic activity (spinoffs) generated by pork production in Quebec
• Changes in research and development allocations
Environmental indicators (3)
• Recognition of best agro-environmental and farm health practices in pork production
• Changes in phosphorus discharge
• Greenhouse gases and ammonia emissions

http://www.leporcduquebec.com/documents/press_releases/en/233-11-g360-s17-2010-10-28-lancement-ind-developpement-durable-anglais.pdf

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