What: FAO is pleased to announce the beta testing phase of the SAFA Tool version 2.1.50.
Why: The Tool is designed to support the implementation of SAFA Guidelines specifically at the supply chain assessment level. Those wanting to conduct a SAFA now have an easy-to-use software package in order to do so. FAO encourages and would greatly appreciates any users of the Tool to send their feedback to the SAFA Secretariat.
Who: The Tool is available for anyone wanting to conduct a SAFA assessment, including agriculturists, pastoralists, foresters, fisherman, harvesters, input suppliers, processors, traders, wholesalers or retailers, no matter how big or small.
When: The beta testing phase extends from January to June 2014.
How: First, please download and read the User Manual. Second, download the SAFA Tool (version 2.1.50) and then follow the installation instructions provided in the User Manual. The Tool can be installed for free on any PC running Windows. Please contact us with any questions, as we offer online assistance regarding the use of SAFA.
Additional Documents: During the ''Mapping'' stage of the SAFA procedure, you can use this Supply Chain Map Template to help map out your supply chain.