There is a worldwide movement towards using sustainability initiatives, standards and certification systems to improve the management of natural resources and agricultural commodities. In many countries, however, there is a chronic shortage of trained professionals with the technical knowledge and experience needed to set up, implement and manage these standards and systems.
These two programmes provide the technical support and capacity building to help groups set up and implement sustainability initiatives in practice.
This programme assists the development of voluntary standards systems and other sustainability initiatives. We facilitate processes and working groups, and support the technical development of documentation and system tools.
This programme helps people and institutions understand and adopt sustainable practices in their production and sourcing of natural resources.