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Professional farmer organizations: new guidelines for a well-fed world

Providing nutritious food for one in every nine people who are going hungry today means rethinking how we grow, share and consume food.

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.

Read entire post Professional farmer organizations: new guidelines for a well-fed world | Catherine Infante | ISO.org
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