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Fact Sheet 3: Food Security Standard on the right track

The first tests showed: The criteria of the Food Security Standard (FSS) are suited to be integrated into existing sustainability standards …


Tests have been made in Malaysia and Guatemala. First learning experiences were gained regarding the auditability of the FSS criteria and the overall audit procedures. The level of interest for the FSS-project is generally high. Producers of agricultural commodities, voluntary certification schemes and certification bodies are widely open for testing and providing feedback on the FSS. Local stakeholders have shown a broad acceptance regarding a future application of the FSS.

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The Food Security Standard (FSS) takes into account the Right to adequate Food in agricultural production. Applying the FSS in sustainability certification systems ensures that farmers, workers, and neighbouring communities are food secure.

Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany, independent of politics and religion. It was established in 1962, as the German section of the “Freedom from Hunger Campaign”.

Meo Carbon Solutions is an independent consulting company with a focus on sustainable development solutions, smallholder empowerment and social compliance, sustainability certification and carbon footprint improvement. Meo is working on a global scale and supporting the application of the FSS.

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