B-ACT: BUSINESS AGROECOLOGY CRITERIA TOOL
Assess your enterprise with the B-ACT and find out about its alignment with the agroecology principles
The Business Agroecology Criteria Tool (B-ACT) is a tool to assess and identify inspiring and promising agroecological enterprises that contribute to sustainable food systems. The extent to which an enterprise ‘inspires’ is reflected in its alignment with the 13 agroecology principles (HLPE, 2019) while the aspect ‘promising’ is reflected in its business model, value-generating activities and scalability.
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