Join this webinar to learn about a new green product certification in Sri Lanka. In a project undertaken from 2017 as part of the 10YFP Trust Fund, the agri-food sector in Sri Lanka was focused on to establish more sustainable consumption and production practices. Improving access to information amongst consumers and businesses was a key aim as surveys showed a lack of awareness of sustainable produce among consumers, a lack of standards, and limited certification systems at affordable prices.
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Our aim is to give a voice to the family farmers, to tell their stories through social media, and to share lessons of their experiences through familiar platforms.
We will provide a space to record sustainable small scale farmers stories to share with the emerging generation of farmers. Their stories will be recognised and their knowledge shared through Podcasts, Video, Blogs and downloadable tutorials that the next generation of farmers of the Global North and South can easily access.
geoFootprint is a multi-stakeholder initiative launched by Quantis in 2018 with aim to merge GIS technology (i.e. satellite imagery) and the life cycle assessment (LCA) framework, into a public web-based platform. It will provide transparent and granular information on the environmental footprint of crop production including farm and upstream activities, displayed though a broad choice of maps and environmental metrics.
Every year CUTS observe Green Action week (GAW) in Jaipur District as an activity under the Project ProOrganic-II. This year (2018) the theme of GAW was "Sharing Community". Focusing on the theme, activities had been planned to educate consumers about kitchen gardening, compost procedure and sharing food to avoid wastage. For this, CUTS had selected two Communities (Ramnagar and Meenavala) of Jaipur.
The International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards (ICSTS) is an international framework that aims to uphold multi-stakeholder dialogue on voluntary sustainability standards. The Convention is dedicated to the practicalities of leveraging sustainability standards as a mean to foster sustainable global value chains and green exports, while addressing the challenges and opportunities where these standards can eventually contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together members of the international floriculture supply-chain. FSI members collaborate to improve practices and drive positive change in the sustainable production and trade of flowers and plants. A total of 14 international voluntary sustainable standards and schemes make up the FSI Basket.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) conducts a biennial consumer survey exploring awareness, understanding, and trust around the MSC ecolabel and ecolabels more generally. We also ask what the most important ocean issues are to people. The results are made publicly available and presented by region (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America).
The NESI Forum has been held in Málaga (Spain) in April 2019.
Here you can access to the key findings about CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION extracted from the conversations of 800 experts discussing an co-creating the basis for a new economy to achieve SDG Goals in 2030.
This document has been written by Amaya Apesteguía, Carlos Trías, Cristian Figueroa, Leire Iriarte and Nuria Fernández Muñiz, based on the discussions and recommendations of the NESI FORUM 2019
Developing a Culture of Sustainable Consumption and Lifestyle Through Organic Production and Consumption in State of Rajasthan
‘ProOrganic’ project was initiated in 2013 to promote organic consumption in the State of Rajasthan. The objective of the project is to create demand among consumers for organic products and sensitise farmers for shifting towards organic farming and advocacy on issues related to organic agriculture. The project is being implemented in 192 gram panchayats in 10 districts of Rajasthan.
Our goal is to make coffee production a driver of alternative ecotourism development, in an inclusive and accessible way, sustainable and friendly with the environment, with benefits to the local communities of this region.
La Ruta del Café de Costa Rica (Región Occidental) is a recognition to local people committed for keeping the cultural and historical richness. Good agricultural practices are also constant in the farms and the communities in harmony with nature.
According to FAO studies on food losses and waste, over 20% of all food wastes in the EU member states occur in the production and post-harvest phases. In the roots and tubers crops losses are even higher (≈ 30%) and they are due to the retailing quality standards and gradings. Timac Agro Italia supported by its partnerships and in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, will mobilise its research infrastructure and its extension services to create innovative products, to support Italian sugar beet growers, to improve the quality and the quantity of production, reducing at the same time the negative externalities generated along the growing cycle.
This will assist the sector to reduce food losses and waste and therefore to reach the second of the SDGs (zero hunger), specifically the third and fourth targets and make sugar beet agro-systems more sustainable, and able to generate [beside being economically competitive] maximum positive environmental externalities to create wealth and to improve health of the Italian and EU societies (integration of the 3 sustainability dimensions).
This initiative will be accompanied by different field events, workshops and publications for extension and dissemination of results and awareness of stakeholders at all levels about more sustainable sugar beet agro-systems.
En Argentina se pierden y desperdician cada año 16 millones de toneladas de alimentos, de las cuales 14,5 millones corresponden a pérdidas y 1,5 millones a desperdicio. La cadena de alimentos con mayores PDA es la de las hortalizas.
Por este motivo, el Concurso #SinDesperdicioHortícola otorgará financiamiento no reembolsable y mentoría personalizada a soluciones innovadoras, viables y con impacto.
Organizan la Secretaria de Gobierno de Agroindustria y el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo.
The NBI experiential curriculum is guided by the Earth Charter four pillars of Respect and Care for the Community of life; Ecological Integrity; Social and Economic Justice and Democracy, Nonviolence and PEACE.
Its Training and Development Center of Excellence provides access to first-class experiential education and the tools of discovery.
. At NBI-Zimbabwe, community members learn to balance human activities, particularly agriculture with biodiversity in order to ensure sustainability.
International Forum "U.S. - E.U.: Environmental Law Colloquium", Center for American Studies of Rome - May 30, 2019
The “U.S.–E.U.: Environmental Law Colloquium” aims to encourage participation and collaboration between American and European Scholars on a regular basis, to share the progress of our researches and to launch new initiatives and projects for the implementation of the environmental policies.
Dr. Giovanni Antonelli Ph.D.
Prof. M.V. Ferroni
Prof. F. Giglioni