Jahr / Year / Año
2019
Ziel / Purpose / Propósito
Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet 5: Paving the way to FSS compliance

In Zambia, one of the most food insecure countries of the world, the FSS was tested in the context of smallholder cotton farming ...

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The Food Security Standard (FSS) takes up the Human Right to Adequate Food as a new building block for existing sustainability standards. In Zambia, one of the most food insecure countries of the world, the FSS was tested in the context of smallholder cotton farming. In this situation of food insecurity, it was expected, that compliance could not be achieved. Nevertheless, it was important to assess the applicability of the FSS instruments and explore the question of whether and how the FSS instruments could be used in sustainability certifications carried out in such contexts and how to pave the way towards compliance. A Food Security Sensitive Management is proposed as an option to promote and assess the efforts of actors in the supply chain.

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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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