- Country: Guatemala
- Award period: March 2014 - October 2015
- Website: http://www.farmforce.com
Farmforce, a traceability and farm management software developed by the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, is being introduced in coordination with Mercy Corps in Guatemala. Farmforce provides full electronic traceability to the farm level, providing the tracking needed for exporters to comply with the US Food and Drug Administration's forthcoming Food Safety Modernization Act. Without access to electronic traceability, Guatemalan producers will be excluded from the US market once the act is fully implemented. Farmforce subscriptions now cover nearly 6,000 smallholder farmers.
Outcome: Six exporters will purchase Farmforce subscriptions, providing them with electronic traceability technology for more than 35,000 smallholder farmers so that they can have continued access to the $280 million US market.