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Human Rights Due Diligence / Conference Presentations

On 17 November 2021, the second FSS conference took place with keynotes by Michael von Luehrte (4C Services), Marcelo Burity (Nestlé), Katia Masias Bröcker (Meo Carbon Solutions & FSS) and Lisa Heinemann (Welhungerhilfe & FSS) as well as Alejandra Rueda (NES Naturaleza).

Newsletter: July 2021

NEWS: • New FSS Website • FSS as a Due Diligence tool for German Act • 4C Food Security add-on now available

Scientific paper: Food Security Criteria for Voluntary Biomass Standards

How does the Human Right to adequate Food (RtaF) can be ensured in local biomass production.

Scientific paper: Food Security Principle for Biomass

This manual describes ZEF and Welthungerhilfe’s food security criteria for voluntary biomass sustainability standards.

Blog: First trial of Food Security Criteria in Sabah, Malaysia

How can sustainable certified palm oil production stabilize food security in Malaysia? Read a blog from the FSS I Project team on the topic.

Fact Sheet 4: Food Security Standard performs on plantations in Bolivia

The Food Security Standard (FSS) was tested as a part of the sustainability certification of a group of sugar cane plantations in Bolivia. This Fact Sheet provides information on the process and outcome.

“One thing that I like about the Food Security Standard is the objectivity with which it measures the availability of food to small-scale farmers.”
— Michael Kitetu (AfriCert, Kenya, 2020)

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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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