Global Forum on Food and Agriculture: FSS Expert Panel
Addressing Food Security in Global Supply Chains Successfully: The Food Security Standard.
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Our contribution to the progressive realization of the human right to food.
For certified agricultural products from global supply chains, customers assume that farmers’ and plantation workers’ food supply is secure. The bioeconomy strategies of the EU and the Federal Government pledge to consider the primacy of food security. To date, no criteria or monitoring tools have been used for sustainability certification. The so-called Food Security Standard (FSS) closes this gap and contributes to making global supply chains more inclusive and sustainable. It includes practicable criteria and tools for checking compliance with the right to food at local level.
The FSS can be integrated into existing certification systems. The FSS team will explain the project and briefly introduce the tools. The FSS has already been used in Asia, Africa and Latin America within various certification systems. It has been tested on various cultivation systems (plantations, small farmers) and agricultural products (oil palms, sugar cane, cotton, coffee). Representatives of companies and certification standards as well as auditors will share their experience. Building on this, the opportunities and stumbling blocks for introducing the FSS will be discussed with the audience.