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Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards (WP.7)


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.

In focus

in focus

This year we celebrate the first ever observance of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, as decided at the 74th UN General Assembly in 2019.
It also comes during the COVID-19 pandemic, that has brought about a global wake-up call on the need to transform and rebalance the way our food is produced and consumed. As 820 million people globally are impacted by food insecurity and nearly 1/3 of food produced for human consumption is lost every year, it is time to join efforts in tackling the food loss and waste issue.
On this day, UNECE is keen to present one solution: the [email protected] – a digital blockchain-powered food loss and waste management system. It is designed to identify and quantify the food which disappears on its way from the farm to our shops, the currently “invisible” food and make it available for redistributing, donating or further processing.
Please also check the latest food loss and waste [email protected] video.