Solidaridad's Gap-Analysis Toolkits for Smallholder Sugar and Cotton Farmers
These gap analysis toolkits are specifically designed to help smallholder family farmers assess and make changes to their production system with the goal of achieving sustainability certifications and improved management. Farmers are guided through a self-assessment that measures their performance economically, socially, and environmentally. Their answers are entered into a database, which generates individualized roadmaps and benchmarks, and provides supporting material about best practices. As they change their practices, farmers can conduct the self-assessment again to see their progress and generate updated plans.