Sustainability tool analysis

This table provides a useful overview of the myriad of farm sustainability assessments.

Public Goods Tool

Designed to capture data about farm practices, sustainability, and produce of public goods, the PG Tool offers a simple way of visualising the state of the farm in relation to 12 indicators.


The DIVERSIFOOD database aims to provide an information basis on performances of genetic resources, as well as to stimulate participatory crop evaluation experiences. The DIVERSIFOOD database enables an interactive, analytic exploration of genetic resources performances in different trials, each with its pedo-climatic and socio-economic context and its objectives and resources, as resulting from a participatory multi-actor approach.

Horticultural costings tool for small-scale growers

Making financial data ‘fit for purpose’ for small-scale growers was the mission we set ourselves as part of Organic Centre Wales’s BOBL (Better Organic Business Links) project. There is an absence of tailored information on the viability and productivity of market gardens and small-scale horticultural holdings growing for supply chains in Wales (but of course not just Wales!). The problem is exacerbated by a lack of financial skills/knowledge of new entrants, for example on setting prices, estimating the cost of production and uncertainty about choosing a business model.