Type of tool: Standards
Year Launched: 2004
Geographic focus: Heavy on rural farms but it can be applied in any region
Sector focus: Primarily Agriculture centered – entire value chain for agriculture from production to processing to marketing/trading to consumption
Purpose: Providing a safety net and ensuring the livelihoods of producers, causing a shift in producer livelihoods and maturity of the organization towards sustainable growth.
Updates: Every 5 years with ongoing consultation