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
Landscape Approaches (LA) are systemic approaches for integrating policy and practice for different land uses in a given area to ensure equitable and sustainable land use, while strengthening livelihoods of people and climate change adaptation. Traditionally, LAs primarily deal with environmental challenges. However, the Food Security Standard (FSS) certifications can add value by strengthening the social perspective and providing hands-on tools for stakeholder consultation and monitoring impacts on the area of influence. The mandatory participation of stakeholders within FSS-audits may even converge with the applied LA-methodology and can contribute to the knowledge of circumstances and requirements within the planning area.