Frequenty Asked Questions
What is Globally Responsible Production?
Globally Responsible Production (GRP) is an organization focused on enabling market access while promoting growing practices that are both environmentally and socially responsible.
Why should I care?
Having access to great food, preserving our planet, and protecting food security are fundamental goals that we all have. Our mission is to get access to and safeguard these rights for everyone. The only way to ensure these rights are available, not only to ourselves, but those who are most vulnerable, is by working together.
What does food security mean?
There are two elements to food security. The basic element is the ability of all people, regardless of socioeconomic background, to access sufficient, safe, nutritious, and affordable food. The second element focuses on national defense and economic protection. Nations that serve as a food resource for populations beyond their own citizens are less of a target of military action and can also continuously generate revenue.
What is GRP's tagline?
Our tagline, A Mission That Matters, sums up our dedication to responsible farming and creating a better future for all.
What is GRP's focus on child nutrition?
Increasing child nutrition by promoting nutrient-dense foods and sustainable growing practices is a key goal of our education initiative. Through our work with schools, we are building greenhouses to provide hands-on experience growing healthy foods in urban environments.
How does GRP connect consumers with farmers?
We aim to connect consumers with farmers by providing information points to enhance understanding and shared values. Through our program, consumers can learn more about the sustainable and ethical practices used in producing the products they consume.
What are the benefits of working with GRP as a farmer or rancher?
One of the key benefits of partnering with GRP is the opportunity to access new markets through our commitment to responsible farming practices. By enrolling in our program, you will have the opportunity to showcase your products to a wider audience of consumers who value sustainable and ethical practices. Additionally, there are no costs associated with participation, and we cover all the costs of the certification process for growers. We place a strong emphasis on protecting your data and maintaining your confidentiality. Our program is designed to increase market access and promote responsible farming practices without compromising the privacy of our growers.
What type of farms can be certified with GRP?
At GRP, our goal is to be able to certify all commodities, row/cash crops, livestock, and specialty crops, allowing for an inclusive whole-farm approach to sustainability. This also gives consumers the ability to choose a wide variety of goods that they can purchase and consume knowing they are supporting sustainable farmers.
What commitments do growers make when working with GRP?
At GRP, we work with growers to make commitments in the areas of energy efficiency, water conservation, and climate-smart soil practices. By enrolling in our program, growers will have access to documentation and certification that allows for increased visibility and traceability of their products. This, in turn, facilitates market access and contributes to Scope 3 reductions and carbon offsets for some of America’s largest companies encouraging climate-smart participation.
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