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The standards encourage high-quality production, improve profitability and protect consumer interests. UNECE standards are used internationally by Governments, producers, traders, importers, exporters and international organizations. They cover a wide spectrum of agricultural products: fresh fruit and vegetables (FFV), dry and dried produce (DDP), seed potatoes, meat, cut flowers, eggs and egg products. You can download the standards cost free from this website and use them free of charge.



Key areas of work

Fresh Fruit and
Vegetables (FFV)

Dry and Dried
Produce (DDP)



Brochures and

Code Mark

In focus

Food loss and waste:  We are currently wasting the unimaginable amount of over 1.6 billion tons of food worth 1.2 trillion USD every year. This number will increase hugely by the year 2030 to 2.1 billion tons wasted and a value of 1.5 trillion USD (source Boston Consulting Group, 2018), if we do not take immediate action. Food loss and waste does not only mean being unable to feed the many hungry or losing money and income, it also means maintaining a food production and distribution system where natural resources are used for food that is never eaten while being responsible for 8% of the greenhouse gas emissions. Can we really afford this and neglect the wide-reaching implications of billions of tons of food lost and wasted? For more information, please consult the brand new UNECE resource page on the food loss and waste challenge.

In focus

UNECE – FAO Conference on Food (Waste) for Thought - Food loss/waste and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
20 November 2019 (afternoon)    >>>>More info.>>>>