ASSESSMENT OF THE LEGAL USE OF WATER RESOURCES IN AGRICULTURE: Monitoring compliance with land and water use regulations in doñana region.

Food companies involved in the sustainable agriculture initiative (SAI Platform). Europe.

June 2018 - November 2018 

As stated on its website “the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform) is the primary global food & drink value chain initiative for sustainable agriculture” which nowadays counts over 90 members, mainly large retail and food companies. Since 2014, SAI is working on improving the sustainability of berry production in Doñana region, seeing the urgent need and an opportunity for the private sector to initiate change and scale efforts on water sustainability in the region.

In 2018, ICATALIST has collaborated with several members of SAI involved in the “Doñana Berry” project for the assessment of the compliance of berry suppliers with the land and water use regulations enforced for the Doñana region, i.e. in particular the compliance with the Special Plan for irrigation, although also considering the compliance with the POTAD and the regional Forest Law.