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Food Security beyond the farm gate: the FSS in a Landscape Approach

The second part of our blog series places food security and the FSS within the framework of the landscape approach and expands this concept to strengthen the social perspective

Integrating the right to food in sustainability standards

A theory of change to move global supply chains from responsibilities to impacts. Based on qualitative research, a theory of change was developed and tested in six case studies across the globe. The theory of change discusses relevant stakeholders, necessary changes, expected impacts, and emphasizes the role of market demand and institutional frameworks.

Certification Schemes in Sustainable Food Systems – a favorable Track?

The first blog in our new series puts the FSS in the context of food systems and shows how the Food Security Standard, complemented by existing certification schemes, can add value to holistic food systems approaches.

The Food Security Standard in Context: Certification Schemes in Sustainable Food System- a favorable Track?

Sustainability schemes can play an important role in translating generic sustainability requirements into sector-specific best-practice. If embedded into a popular consumer label, sustainability schemes can add considerable value to global agricultural production chains. The Food Security Standard (FSS) shows how an add-on with a specific purpose can be integrated into such a system and add value to it.

Handbook for Auditors

The Handbook for Auditors is a practical guidance that explains the Food Security Standard (pillars/principles) and its use within the framework of sustaibalibity standards.

4C Food Security Add-On Flyer

Get information on our first 4C Food Security Add-On and the respective Training from August 23 – 26th 2022.

“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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