With pressures such as climate change and a growing population, timing is everything. International Standards at the source of the food production chain will pave the way to success – and it starts with farmers.
The IWA 29 workshop set out to address a key impediment to the success of farmer organizations: a lack of professionalization
Hosted by the Netherlands Standardization Institute (NEN), ISO’s member for the country, in November last year, the IWA 29 workshop set out to address a key impediment to the success of farmer organizations: a lack of professionalization. Developing the new International Workshop Agreement meant engaging all supply chain stakeholders while also enhancing professionalism in the industry.
IWA 29, Professional farmer organization – Guidelines, will open doors of opportunities for greater financial gains, improved supplier power, and increased customer and member satisfaction within professional farmer organizations. The much anticipated document provides a common language along the whole supply chain, ensuring a greater understanding around required capacities and needs for improvement.