The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA™) uses innovative measurement and management tools to analyze the distinct social, environmental and economic effects of agricultural practices, particularly those associated with the implementation of sustainability programs. Policy-makers, firms and farmers use COSA tools to understand sustainability and improve their practices.
We are a non-profit consortium operating at the global level. Our mission is to advance useful and transparent measurement tools to better understand, manage and accelerate sustainability.
Global partnerships operating with a strong local context in each country
Experience with thousands of surveys, electronic data collection systems and customizable indicators to meet diverse needs
Practical data for decision-making and strategic management that is necessary for successful investment in sustainability
A participatory process integrating expert input from scientists, producer groups, private firms, non-governmental organizations and development agencies
Experience with the world’s largest collection of agricultural sustainability data to improve project design, analysis and policy dialogue
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) were instrumental in initially launching this initiative. COSA is growing and its metrics are increasingly applied by leading public agencies, private firms, non-governmental organizations, farmers and producer groups world wide, resulting in low-cost comparisons, more credible reporting and improved practices.
For more information on COSA, please visit www.theCOSA.org or contact email@example.com.