This session held at the 2nd global Sustainable Food Systems conference brought together the Sustainable Food Systems and Consumer Information Programmes of the One Planet network to examine the global challenge of sustainable food consumption and production set against the backdrop of low consumer awareness of sustainable food options and the lack of international guidance on how to efficiently convey credible sustainability product information to consumers.
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Impulsando el Consumo Sostenible en América Latina - Driving Sustainable Consumption in Latin America with Better Product Information and Design
The project in Latin America with a focus on Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico promotes sustainable consumption through the implementation of SCP tools of the One Planet network. This includes support of the regional eco-label Sello Ambiental Americas.
Watch a telecast based on CRB's 5th Annual Sustainability Conference, 'India & Sustainability Standards 2019' - entitled, "Collaboration: The Key to a Sustainable Future"
The programme will examine:
How Good India is doing on Sustainability & SDGs
What Businesses need to do, to be more responsible towards People & Planet, while continuing to make profits.
Details of CRB Annual Conference at www.sustainabilitystandards.in
The project “Promotion of Organic Plant Breeding” supports ongoing organic plant breeding projects. Its aim is to enhance the availability of more high-quality seeds that are adapted to organic and low-input farming systems and local conditions, and that contribute to a more sustainable food production.
Biodiversity Protection and Enhancement in Shea collection and Cocoa Production in Ghana [AFFILIATED]
Joint pilot project to develop a guideline for the implementation of biodiversity protection measures by small-holder farmers and collectors. The pilot takes place in Ghana with a view to scaling-up in further regions at a later stage. In Ghana, 22 producer organizations are Fairtrade certified. Fairtrade Standard includes criteria for the protection of biodiversity, but smallholder farmers need support to select and implement appropriate measures in order to protect biodiversity effectively.
The Pesticide Risk Tool is an online tool used by growers, NGOs/certifiers and food retail companies to understand and quantify a suite of 13 different pesticide-related risks to non-target organisms including pollinators, workers/bystanders, and consumers. It allows producers to compare risks of different pest management options, and certifiers and food companies to quantify, track and report progress on pesticide risk reduction. The tool is accessed at pesticiderisk.org.
The SAFE Platform, comprised of frontrunner private sector participants, donors, and non-governmental organizations, creates and supports projects that seek to transform these landscapes and demonstrate that producing 100% sustainable coffee and cocoa is possible.
This initiative, managed by Hivos, leverages existing knowledge, expertise, and resources from all its members and implements projects that seek to scale up innovative approaches in four main strategic areas.
UDYAMA has demonstrated few livelihoods models & undertaken focused capacity building programs of communities towards resource conservation and growing crops towards addressing food security but there has great gap towards doubling income incorporating knowledge with improved technology at community level.Although pilot being implemented, greater attention need to address this doubling farmers income with a sustained value chain is a huge challenge.
Mainstreaming food loss reduction initiatives for smallholders in food deficit areas a joint UN RBA project [AFFILIATED]
It aims to improve food security and income generation of small farmers in food deficit areas through reduction of post-harvest food losses in targeted value chains. By mobilizing the individual strengths of the three agencies, the joint project will have significant impact and influence in stimulating Member Countries to take action to reduce food losses. It will contribute both to the Agenda 2030 and to the Zero Hunger Challenge and supports countries to achieve the Malabo Declaration goal.
Whey recovery and valorization in SMEs in the Argentine dairy basin, through public private partnership
Whey is the main subproduct from cheese production. Discharged by SMEs as an industrial effluent without previous treatment causes a relevant impact in water bodies. Its high water usage makes transport, concentration, drying and fractioning very expensive in small scale and have been neither feasible nor profitable. The project offers technologically sound, economically feasible and environmentally sustainable tool for SMEs to process whey to a nutritious product and develop its trade chain.
Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) programme: Safeguarding our seafood value chain in Southern Africa
The main objective of the project is to shift seafood consumption patterns and production practices to be more sustainable, by enabling consumers to make better-informed choices, and by strengthening collaboration with key partners and stakeholders, both nationally and regionally.
The National Plan to Reduce Food Loss and Waste aim to coordinate, suggest and implement public policies in order to understand the causes and the effects of food losses and waste. It proposes an agreement to find better strategies with stakeholders of public and private sector, the academy and the community. In terms of communication, the National Program has developes a national campaign called "Valoremos Los Alimentos" ("Let`s Value our Food").
FEED-X is the first programme to be piloted by Project X. The focus of FEED-X is to source, test, finance and scale alternative feed ingredients into the global feed industry – Working with the Salmon Industry Segment as a test bed and rolling out to broader aquaculture and terrestrial species from there. The ultimate goal of FEED-X is to enable 10% of the global Feed Industry to transition to sustainably sourced oil and protein ingredients - circa 159m tonnes.
New approaches to sustainable agriculture: The potential of farm level sustainability assessments to contribute to an effective, sustainable and widely accepted agricultural policy [AFFILIATED]
The project aims at reviewing a range of sustainability assessment tools and determine their relevance for agricultural policy-making in Switzerland. On that basis, different options to integrate such tools with the system of direct farm payments are explored. This involves evaluating the potential of instruments, such as SMART, which allows for sustainability comparisons among farms, and RISE, which focuses on advising farmers on how to improve sustainability.
JustNow is a system that helps both large and small businesses save money while increasing revenue and client engagement. This is achieved by reducing fresh food waste through the use of a smart advertising mobile application.