Original Structure and New structure for Operations Management
Farm Operation Management Assessment
Level Growth partners have extensive experience in assessing farms of different sizes, in varying crops and countries, and in management techniques. We use the Sustainable Agriculture Network standards as guidelines and as well remain aware of the variety of certifying criteria and organizations as a basis for the evaluation and also include local laws, customs, challenges, and constraints. The evaluations follow the same protocol as an audit evaluating physical evidence and meeting with the managers, workers, local community leaders and other stakeholders.
Healthy House” for workers to shower and change clothes after using agrochemicals.
Farm evaluation require logistics for multiple specialist to inspect the land, resources, practices, and communities. Travel typically involves combinations of road and river transportation and can take longer than 16 hrs from closest international port.
Level Growth works to coordinate operations to restore degraded land, prevent deforestation, provide management for best practice agriculture.
Farm on and near peat land require special attention. Peat fires can be very dangerous and difficult to extinguish. Exposed peat provides excessive green house gas emission. Dried peat oxidizes, converts to carbon dioxide, and significantly contributes to global green house gasses. 2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (5% of total) is released from peat annually. Water covered peat does not off gas.
Water management to insure clean and accessable water for all workers and their families, both on the farm and in the living areas.
←State of the Art Furnace for converting dried organic fruit bunches to heat for steam production used to process fruit bunches.
Each evaluation results in a complete and comprehensive report of findings demonstrating to managers how a farm measures up against internationally accepted sustainability standards, document risks, problems and challenges, and highlight best practices and innovations. The reports are used to improve farm management and training plans.
Workers applying agrochemicals have been supplied with PPE and taught how to use it.
Only men now apply herbicides. Women can apply fertilizer and are provided with full PPE.
We survey responsible local and international NGOs and community leaders as part of the background research remaining cognizant of political and governmental norms and legislative requirements while keeping the evaluation reports confidential.
Farm evaluation includes inspection of chemicals, insuring no use of banned substances, and appropriate storage, protection, separation from food and workers, education, and safety protocols.
Clove farm provide opportunities to have agricultural success without monoculture planting. In addition, the land when managed properly can provide habitat to endangered species within the farm boundaries, and opportunities to educate and inspire the local villagers to engage in conservation.
Area of protected deep peat land covered by water, and constantly monitored to insure coverage.
Continuous daily monitoring for safety in the mills, and periodic inspection by auditors to confirm compliance with local, regional, national, and international standards to maintain certification.