Multi-stakeholder initiatives for greening value chains of Agri-food

Patrick Mwesigye (UNEP)
Value Chains and Transforming Smallholder Agriculture
Addis Ababa 6 -9 November 2012
Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)
(Marrakech process and 10-YFP)
Eco-labelling (AEM and EMA)
Joint UNIDO-UNEP Resource Efficient and
Cleaner Production (RECP) Programme
National Cleaner Production Centres and
Programmes (NCPCs/NCPPs; since 1994)
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
FAO-UNEP Agri-Food Task Force
Green Economy
Agri-food Task Force.....
FAO and UNEP joint project
• Global cooperation in promoting SCP in Agri-food sector
• Implementer of Sustainable Food Systems Programme (SFSP)
Short Term
Long Term
Multi-stakeholder dialogue
Partnership Building
Information platform on SCP
Intensify SCP communication
Identify existing SCP policies& practices
Promote awareness and adoption of SCP
Develop monitoring Tools
Capacity building
Agri-food Task Force (2).....
Global representation
All regions of the world
• 4 Activity Clusters (AC)
• 4 Working Groups (WG)
• Governments
• Private sector
• Civil Society
Coordinated by UNEP and FAO in collaboration
with corresponding working groups (WG)
◦ AC 1:
Info sharing on SCP in Agri-food (WG 1)
◦ AC 2:
Consumer-related Communications for SCP
in Agri-food (WG 2)
◦ AC 3:
Create enabling conditions for the uptake of
SCP in food systems(WG 3)
◦ AC 4:
Market based approaches for supply
chains actors (WG 4)
Countries: South Africa, India, Switzerland, Costa Rica,
Barbados, Netherlands, UK, Indonesia, Morocco, Ghana,
China, USA, New Zealand and Brazil
Private sector: World Farmers Organization, Nestlé/ EU SCP
Round Table, CropLife International, Sustainable
Agriculture initiative, and International Fertilizer
Civil society: Bioversity International, WWF, IUCN, ISEAL
Alliance, Consumers International, South Centre, Action
Contre la Faim, WBCSD, ICTSD and Ecoagriculture Partners,
Inter-governmental: UNEP, IFAD, FAO, UNIDO, UNCTAD,
UNDESA, OECD, and European Commission
November 2010
 Inaugural meeting; at this meeting the ATF agreed on
the areas of focus on promoting sustainable
consumption and production in agriculture
April 2011
 Meeting to review and finalise the SFSP document for
possible inclusion in the 10 YFP on SCP
April 2012
Creation of four working groups to promote activities
in the corresponding activity clusters
Definition of short medium and 10 year goals as well
as development of two year roadmap
10 Year
Initial activity (May ‘12 – May
Create a global, portal on
sustainability of food systems
Educate consumers to facilitate
lifestyles change to a more
sustainable behaviour
Inventory of extension systems
and information platforms
Project and campaign on food
waste management in partnership
with FAO, WRAP and other
III 50 national governments active
in implementing policy
frameworks, activities, and
initiatives on SCP agri-food
IV Increase supply chain
stakeholders’ access to SCP
tools and incentives that ensure
food system efficiency and
long-term sustainability
Development of 3 agri-food
national roundtables in Africa in
collaboration with of ARSCP
Scoping Study to assess benefits
and challenges of existing market
tools and provide incentives for
increasing resource efficiency for
actors in the food supply chain
To be housed in the Sustainable Food
Systems Community
Hub of tools and information to enable
scaling up of SCP in agric and food sectors
Dynamic and evolving online platform
Accessible to all contributors to SCP on
Sector specific
• Multi-stakeholder collaboration
• Includes all actors of the supply chain
• Example: Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP)
Multi-stakeholder platform to promote
resource efficiency and sustainable trade flows,
production and consumption operations, and
supply chains in the global rice sector
Officially Launched in November 2011
◦ Contribute to an increase of global supply of
affordable rice, improved livelihoods of rice
producers and a reduction of the
environmental impact of rice production
Develop Sustainable Rice Standard
Outreach Models Development
Communication & Stakeholder
◦ Set of principles and practices (tools) to be
used by all actors in the rice supply chain
◦ Models for the promotion of the standard
◦ Supply chain mechanism market incentive
Co-convened by UNEP and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Public sector
GIZ, Indonesia (Center for Rice Research), Thailand (Rice Department),
United Nations Environment Programme and Vietnam (Department of
Crop Production South – Vietnam)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and International Rice Research
Institute (IRRI)
Civil Society
Aidenvironment, UTZ Certified, International Fertilizer Association,
CropLife Asia
Private sector
DuPontA, ICA-Ahold European Sourcing, Kellogg, Louis Dreyfus, Mars
Foods Europe, Nestle, Migros, Olam International and Syngenta or or