Latest news from the FairWild Foundation

Sunday
Jan312016

Organic wild harvest operations may follow FairWild Standard to meet USDA NOP biodiversity conservation requirements

January 2016 – A new document published this month by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) provides guidance on natural resources and biodiversity conservation for certified organic operations. The guidance document has particular relevance for certified organic wild collection operations due to the statutory requirements for sustainable resource management of organic wild habitat.

While not incorporated to the guidance by direct reference; the value of the FairWild Standard as a framework to guide the biodiversity conservation efforts of wild crop operations was positively acknowledged in USDA’s response to comments.

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Monday
Jan252016

Join FairWild Foundation at BioFach 2016!

February 2016 - Are you attending BioFach 2016, in Nuremberg, Germany 10-13 February? Join us at the world's largest Organic trade fair!

Find out more about the FairWild Standard and certification scheme at Hall 1-555 - where FairWild Foundation is co-exhibiting with ECOCERT and IMOswissAG.

Come and meet the FairWild team! Download our event flyer for more information.

Event: FairWild Standard and certification scheme for sustainable wild collection: from audit to market Wednesday 10th Feb, 15:00 - 17:00 (Athen, NCC Mitte)

A truly sustainable supply chain is not easy to achieve for wild resources. Sharing experience and learning of new initiatives - piloted by wild-collection operators, support organizations, trading partners, and certifiers - can make implementation much easier.

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Tuesday
Dec222015

Read the latest newsletter from FairWild: Issue 6 December 2015

Read issue 6 of the FairWild newsletter, December 2015. Available online here.

For previous issues, visit www.fairwild.org/newsletter

To join the mailing list, visit www.fairwild.org/subscribe

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Friday
Nov132015

FairWild license fee consultation underway

November 13th – A consultation is currently underway on proposed changes to the license fee system applicable to registered Licensees, i.e. manufacturing companies responsible for the labelling and marketing of the final packaged products containing FairWild-certified ingredients.

The proposed new approach is intended to simplify the license fee structure, creating a fee system that provides a balanced coverage of all the different types of products that may be proposed for FairWild labelling. A final decision will be taken by the FairWild Foundation Board based on feedback from current and potential future licensees.

The consultation is open until Friday 5th December. For a copy of the consultation document and to provide feedback, please contact the FairWild Secretariat (secretariat@fairwild.org).

Tuesday
Nov032015

Future development of FairWild certification highlighted at UK stakeholders meeting

Participants of the 2015 U.K. stakeholders meeting in Peacemarsh, Dorset. © Anastasiya Timoshyna / TRAFFICNovember 2015 – A lively mix of perspectives and ideas were exchanged at a FairWild workshop last month, where participants from across the value chain met to exchange experiences and work together on priorities for the future development of the FairWild certification system.

The meeting held was co-organised by the FairWild Foundation and TRAFFIC (a FairWild Foundation partner), and hosted by Neal’s Yard Remedies (NYR), a registered FairWild Licensee (manufacturer using FairWild ingredients).

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