Information from UC
- Balancing Food Safety and Sustainability - Opportunities for Co-management (PDF 1.7 MB), UC ANR Cooperative Extension
Co-Management – A Short Video on Balancing Food Safety and Sustainability
Balancing food safety and sustainability goals is a vital goal of produce industry management. On their farms, growers are active stewards of the land, protecting soil and water quality as well as supporting wildlife populations by preserving their habitat. At the same time, growers must ensure that their crops are free from contamination that can cause foodborne illnesses. This video demonstrates how opportunities for co-management of food safety and sustainability goals can be found throughout the food supply chain.
- http://youtu.be/HxkDLySGFX8 (No credits)
- http://youtu.be/_IoQ-8OEuc4 (With credits)
Co-management Practice Resources
A series of resource sheets for food safety auditors that describe conservation practices commonly used in agriculture’s production environment.
- Introduction to Auditor Resource Materials (UCANR 159 KB)
- Practices in the production field
- Cover Crops and Vegetative Barriers (UCANR 770 KB)
- Soil Amendments (UCANR 289 KB)
- Irrigation Ditches and Tailwater Systems (UCANR 286 KB)
- Sprinkler and Microirrigation Systems (UCANR 300 KB)
- Practices adjacent to the production field
- Vegetated Practices Adjacent to Fields (UCANR 442 KB)
- Hedgerows (UCANR 429 KB)
- Windbreaks and Wind Barriers (UCANR 294 KB)
- Constructed Wetlands (UCANR 446 KB)
- Vegetated Practices for Wildlife (UCANR 258 KB)
- Sediment Basins (UCANR 303 KB)
- Practices in the production environment
- Irrigation Water Storage (UCANR 296 KB)
- Vegetated Practices near Streams (UCANR 282 KB)
- Managing Animal Movement (UCANR 470 KB)
- M. Beretti and D. Stuart. Food safety and environmental quality impose conflicting demands on Central Coast growers. California Agriculture 62(2):68-73. (PDF 1.0 MB)
- Crohn, D.M. and M.L. Bianchi. 2008. Research Priorities for Coordinating Management of Food Safety and Water Quality. Journal of Environmental Quality 37(4):1411-1418.
- Lowell, K., J. Langholz, and D. Stuart. 2010. Safe and Sustainable: Co-Managing for Food Safety and Ecological Health in California’s Central Coast Region. San Francisco, CA. and Washington, D.C: The Nature Conservancy of California and the Georgetown University Produce Safety Project. An Initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts at Georgetown University. (PDF 1.4 MB) See www.producesafetyproject.org for more information.
- Wild Farm Alliance, 2016: Co-Managing Farm Stewardship with Food Safety GAPs and Conservation Practices: A Grower’s and Conservationist’s Handbook. (PDF 2.8 MB)