3S Sustainable Cashew Supply Chain
Cashew is mainly produced by smallholder farmers in Africa, India, Vietnam and Brazil. Currently 40% of cashew is produced in Africa. A consortium of leading actors in the cashew sector has developed and launched a Management Information System: Securing Sustainable Supply (3S, pronounced as Triple S), to collectively improve the cashew supply chain.
3S Management Information System
The 3S Management Information System is used to capture and measure the impact and progress made on the sustainability goals and indicators in the cashew supply chain. The output of the system will be used by training institutions and local business development organisations, as well as the participating farmer organisations and companies, to monitor, evaluate, adjust and gear the sustainability improvements in the cashew chain. In addition, the output will also be used to facilitate the exchange of best practices and knowledge to encourage the scaling up of collective action.
The functionalities of 3s
All our customers use specific configurations of the ChainPoint software. 3s uses the following functionalities:
- Farm crop management
- Full chain traceabilty
- Security & confidentiality
- Interfacing with existing ERP systems
- Analytics and Business Intelligence
Training smallholder farmers will result in improved yields and higher quality crops, which directly improves the livelihood of smallholders and the future supply of products. With ChainPoint you can measure the results of training and supporting smallholder farmers. Yield and quality data of commodities flowing through the supply chain can be matched with training initiatives to see what’s most effective.
The members of 3S