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INC Participates in the UN Agricultural Quality Standards Meeting

INC Participates in the UN Agricultural Quality Standards Meeting


See what came out of the 76th Session of the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe Working Pary on Agricultural Quality Standards.


The 76th Session of the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards took place in Geneva, Switzerland,on November 15-17, 2021.
 
The Chairperson of the UNECE Specialized Section on Standardization of Dry and Dried Produce, Mr. Dorian LaFond, presented the revised standards and new recommendations submitted to the Working Party for adoption.
 
The following standards and recommendations were approved:
The Specialized Section placed the following standards on the agenda for 2022: the revision of the Cashew Kernels standard; the development of the explanatory posters on almond kernels and cashew kernels; the alignment of existing standards with the revised Standard Layout, and the organization of a Sampling Plan workshop.
 
In addition, the INC attended a webinar in relation to the topic of circular economy and sustainable use of natural resources. The event brought together representatives from UN agencies, other international organizations and NGOs, Member States, the academia and the private sector.
 
Participants claimed that redesigning food for a nature-positive future is not only possible, but imperative, and that circular economy is increasingly recognized as a solutions framework to address global challenges like climate change and biodiversity loss.
 
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