The RSPO is currently supporting several local initiatives to develop a system to support certification at a jurisdictional level for the sustainable production of palm oil. This approach is expected to lower the entry barrier for smallholders to participate in the sustainable palm oil supply chain through wider multi-stakeholder collaboration, reduced transaction costs, and provision of government support. It is currently being piloted at the sub-national level in both Malaysia and Indonesia.
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The Danish government presented an Organic Action Plan in January 2015. The main ambition was to double the organically cultivated area by 2020 from the 2007 level. The plan aimed for the public sector to lead the way by transitioning to organic production on publicly owned land and by supporting public sector kitchens to go organic. Denmark has achieved rapid growth in the production of organic produce and is globally in a leading position. Approximately 10% of consumption was organic in 2016.
Norilia creates growth and profitability through sustainable utilization of side streams from the meat industry. The aim is to use all the parts of slaughtered animals in the most high-value and sustainable way. Norilia is responsible for production and sales of products such as hides, casings and animal feed, but also for high-end products based on technological innovations, e.g. proteins and amino-acids produced through enzymatic hydrolysis or new innovative products produced from eggshells.
Insects are internationally recognised as a sustainable option for protein-rich food. Private sector interest and start-up companies specialised in insects have emerged lately in the Nordic. In Denmark, the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) has led active product development since 2013. While addressing the theme holistically, DTI’s focus has been on technological development, insect rearing practices, interaction with government offices, and raising consumer and media awareness.
Heimablídni is a concept where local, often traditional, Faroese food is served in a home. Home restaurants offer the opportunity to get to know locally produced food, different from the food usually served in restaurants. One can learn interesting stories related to that particular part of the country or village. It is one of the reasons why the distinctive Faroese cuisine, including traditional preparation techniques such as fermentation, is having a renaissance and winning a broader audience.
The agroecological symbiosis (later “AES”) in Palopuro (Hyvinkää, Finland) is a model for a multi-enterprise community producing local organic food while recycling nutrients and being a net energy producer. Palopuro is a pioneering model of symbiotic cooperation between different producers (cereal farm, henhouse, vegetable farm), food processing (bakery) and a biogas plant generating both fuel and fertiliser. A farm market and other events build on the communality of the cooperation model.
WWF-SA - Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative programme: Safeguarding our seafood value chain in Southern Africa
WWF-SASSI has been in existence for over a decade. Its overall outcome is to shift seafood consumption patterns and production practices to be more sustainable. Its easy-to-use colour-coded system, tools and training provides accessible science-based advice that enables consumers to make informed choices, and strengthens collaboration with stakeholders. This provides a platform to engage with the seafood market to improve the sustainability of fishing practices and protect marine ecosystems.
Towards Food Sustainability: Reshaping the Coexistence of different Food Systems in South America and Africa
This transdisciplinary action research project investigates the two questions of 1) how a concept of food system sustainability with the pillars right to food, food security, reduction of poverty and inequality, environmental performance, and social-ecological resilience can be used for assessing food systems; and 2) what policy options are suitable for making food systems more sustainable in the specific contexts of Bolivia and Kenya
This project aims to facilitate transformation towards sustainable diets through an information tool on sustainable meat production and consumption. This will be carried out by developing the consumer meat guides which provide guidelines for consumers, retailers and producers to change consumption and production patterns towards “less and better meat”. The guides raise awareness on the need to shift towards sustainable diets and the high environmental impact of animal based products.
The initiative includes multiple points of intervention in the food system: addressing food waste in the full value chain; investigating socio-technological innovations in the production landscape; private sector engagement around sustainable diets; a policy review and development of a sustainable food system policy framework; support to South African Government in delivering its 10YFP SFS Programme commitments. All from a multi-stakeholder approach with links to partner activities.
The MATE (Market access and territorial empowerment) project aims to work with rural communities within the Atlantic Forest Ecoregion of Paraguay to improve the livelihoods and quality of life of the rural poor, and to increase the communities’ resilience to climate change.
The National Programme to Reduce Food Loss and Waste aims 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, academia and the community.
The Trade for Sustainable Development Forum brings together business people, researchers, standards organizations and international trade officials to discuss trends in sustainable value chains and voluntary sustainability standards.
Organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), The 2017 edition of the T4SD Forum will be hosted in the headquarters of ITC from 25-26 September, and will feature a high-level session at the WTO Public Forum 2017 on 27 September.