The Basket of Water Standards is developed by the Sustainability Initiative Fruit and Vegetables (SIFAV) to promote and mainstream the verification of good water management on farms in high water risk regions. SIFAV regards water as a priority topic that needs to be acted on to realize its ambition of a more sustainable fresh produce sector.
The SIFAV partners have committed to jointly implement approved good water management standards to at least 70% of volumes coming from high water risk regions by 2025. To achieve this ambition, SIFAV has developed this Basket of Water Standards as well as a list of regions that are considered high water risk. The list of high risk water regions can be found here.