Food security is a human right. Hunger and malnutrition persist in many countries of the Global South producing agricultural commodities for global markets. The Food Security Standard helps companies involved in such agricultural production chains to fulfil their social responsibilities.
What is the FSS?
Many small-scale farmers and agricultural workers are going hungry. This issue must be solved in sustainability certified agricultural production.
The Food Security Standard (FSS) ensures the food security of farmers, workers and encompasses the situation of nearby communities. The FSS enables companies to fulfil farmers’ and farm workers’ right to food and thereby to practice social responsibility from the very first point in the supply chain.Learn More
Why do we need the FSS?
Globally, 690 million people are going hungry and over two billion are malnourished. The majority of the hungry people live in rural areas and are often smallholders or landless labourers ...Learn More
What is food security?
Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.Learn More
What we offer
We offer all the services needed for a valid and successful certification with the FSS. We are there to provide advice and support for all actors involved in agricultural value chains ...Learn More
Farmers, workers and local communities are food secure.
Producer of agricultural goods comply with the human right to food.
Retailer demonstrate due diligence in food security.
Consumers can opt for products that are also sustainable regarding food security.
As part of the accompanying research on the Food Security Standard (FSS), the significance of sustainability standards in German consumer behaviour.download here
“It is time to share responsibility. The environmental and social costs of agricultural production are often not reflected in the price we are paying for our food, for agricultural commodities and raw materials.Dr. Liliana Gamba, WWF Germany (2020)
It is time to pay the real price for agricultural products.”