FAO has published a document on Impact of international voluntary standards on smallholder market participation in developing countries. This publication presents the results of a literature review conducted by FAO in 2012 on the impact of voluntary standards on smallholders’ ability to participate in markets. Please follow the link to download the report.
We are happy to announce the addition of 3 new Discussion Papers to the UNFSS Discussion Paper Series: UNFSS Discussion Paper #4 Public-Private Collaboration on Policy, Standards, Regulations and Trade Facilitation for Organic Agriculture, by Diane Bowen, in collaboration with Ulrich Hoffmann UNFSS Discussion Paper #5 Plurilateral Regulatory Cooperation on Organic Agriculture and Trade, by Diane Bowen, in collaboration with Ulrich Hoffmann UNFSS Discussion Paper #6 Assuring Coherence between the Market-access and Livelihood Impact of Private
The Summary Report is now available for the UNFSS Briefing Session held in Douala, Cameroon. The Briefing Session was held during the International Cocoa Certification Workshop organized by the International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) in conjunction with the Ministry of Commerce Cameroon from June 24th to 27th. Download the UNFSS Briefing Session Report Cameroon June 27 2013 The presentations given during the session are also available in the Briefing Sessions Documentation section.
Below is a summary report and presentations at the UNFSS Briefing Session held on May 9th at the Ciudad del Saber (City of Knowledge), in Panama City, Panama. Summary Report Summary Report UNFSS Briefing Panama Presentations Leif Pedersen UNFSS Panama Presentación GLOBALG.A.P Sesion Informativa C.Wunderlich UNFSS Briefing Panama UNEP
The following is a summary report from the successful launch event of the UNFSS held at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva on March 21-22, 2013. The report provides an overview of the event and the discussions held, concluding with a consolidated and approved work plan which the UNFSS will use to focus its initial activities during the following two years. UNFSS launch summary report
UNFSS Launch Update: April 10th, 2013 The Launching Conference of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards was held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on March 20-21. There were over 200 participants from a wide variety of stakeholder groups (inter alia: government, private sector, standard bodies, research institutes etc.). The conclusions were quite positive, in that they confirmed the need for and interest in the UNFSS, and that the UNFSS should be a source of credible information and analysis while
The Summary of the Minutes and presentation for the UNFSS Briefing session held on June 5th are now available in the Briefing Session June 5th section under News & Events.