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FSS News

FSS in Context:
Certification Schemes in Sustainable Food Systems – a favorable Track?

The first part of our new series on the Food Security Standard in context is released.

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Newsletter – January 2022

• New interactive FSS Risk Analysis Tool
• Release of FSS Explanatory Videos
• FSS Conference Review - Rural21

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From Risk to Impact: Implementing Human Rights Due Diligence

From Risk to Impact: implementing HRDD in agricultural production in the Global South

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Past Events

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  • 23 August 22 13:00

4C Food Security Add-On Training

In a joint effort, the Food Security Standard and 4C Services sustainability standard for the coffee sector, developed a deeper integration of foodsecurity into the 4C certification system. This voluntary extension of 4C's basic requirements incorporates all FSS principles, criteria, indicators and tools to create the ▶ 4C Food Security Add-On "This way, companies show sensitivity for local challenges and promote a deeper understanding of the food security situation in the region. Gaps and areas for improvement can be identified and a continuous improvement initiated via certification.” – Dr. Rafaël Schneider, FSS Project and Deputy Director Policy Department at Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. Register now for the first 4C Food Security Add-On Training. The training is free to join for anyone interested but registration is required and binding. Places are limited, so best sign up today!

  • 17 November 21 15:00

Digital Conference: Human Rights in Agricultural Value Chains

The German Supply Chain Act is here - the EU Due Diligence Directive is upcoming! But what does it mean for global agricultural supply chains? What changes do companies have to prepare for and what effects can be expected as a result? Are laws sufficient to ensure the human rights due diligence of companies and will producers in the Global South eventually benefit from new regulations in sourcing countries? Which instruments are available for companies to address these demands? The event will address potential impacts and challenges in implementing Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) in risk prone supply chains. Practical solutions to contribute to human rights fulfilment in general and the Right to Food of farmers and workers in particular will be presented and discussed.

online via ZOOM
  • 24 September 21 13:15

German Companies in Latin America – Towards Sustainable Value Chains

In numerous European countries, legislation on corporate responsibility in international value chains has been introduced in recent years. Against this backdrop, representatives from academia, business and civil society will discuss how internationally active companies can meet environmental, social and human rights standards through voluntary and binding activities, and what influence current developments have on value chains between Latin America and European countries.

“A practical tool to help fulfil the human right to food.”Dr. Eva Ursula Müller, director-general for Forest, Sustainability and Renewable Resources at the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL).