Workshop on Carbon and Water Standards for Trade in Agricultural Products in Kenya
In December 2011, ITC in collaboration with the Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee - Pesticides Initiative Programme (COLEACP-PIP) and the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) held a multi-stakeholder workshop on carbon and water management in horticultural exports from East Africa. The workshop was held in Naivasha, Kenya on the 8 and 9 December.
The aim of the workshop was to provide Kenyan fresh produce exporters, local service providers, representatives from the public sector and professional associations with an overview of the sustainability agenda in the agri-food sector, with a special emphasis on carbon and water management. The workshop gave an update on latest developments, and discussed some of the key issues facing Kenyan stakeholders. The results of the workshop will be used to identify local capacity building needs, and thus enable the preparation of more targeted assistance in 2012. The workshop was funded by the Government of Denmark and the European Union.
Key information from the workshop, including the programme and presentations can be found below.
- Biographies of speakers
- Press release (3 December 2011)
- Session 1 - Mapping the sustainability scene, Steve Homer, Biospartners
- Session 1 - Overview of carbon standards, Alex Kasterine, ITC
- Session 1 - Experiences from the private sector in dealing with carbon standards, Juliah Mkanyika Mnyambo, Sunripe
- Session 1 - Overview of water standards, Nick Hepworth, Alliance for Water Stewardship
- Session 2 - Life Cycle Analysis, Elsbeth Bingley, ATECH
- Session 2 - Water use and suggested carbon management around Lake Naivasha, Victor Obhiambo, Kenyatta University
- Session 2 - Learning experiences from the coffee sector, Bernard Njoroge, SMS Ltd.
- Session 2 - The Cool Farm Tool, Stephanie Daniels, Sustainable Food Lab
- Session 3 - Rainforest Alliance and sustainable agricultural practices, Gianluca Gondolini, Rainforest Alliance
- Session 3 - Footprinting and insetting: making carbon work for producers in the Fairtrade system, Andre Eitner, FLO CERT
- Session 3 - GLOBALG.A.P., water and carbon in V4 & V5, Elmé Coetzer, GLOBALG.A.P.
- Session 3 - ITC Guide for CO2e footprinting: meeting carbon standards, Katharina Plassmann, Institute of Agricultural Climate Research
- Session 4 - Effective coordination and harmonization of projects in the Naivasha basin, Anderson Koyo, Imarisha Naivasha Board