10 Round Tables - Jeroen Douglas Solidaridad - RTRS - 3 Conf. SAI by cuiliqing


									Sustainability is our Responsibility
Round Table
on Responsible
Soy Association

3rd Conference on Sustainable Agriculture – The Art of Farming
Brussels, 12 May 2010

                                                    Jeroen Douglas – President
The magic of soy
The magic crop
Meal (78%)
 protein for compound feed

Oil (21%)
 Pharmacy & health: drugs/medicines for heart disease, cancer treatment
 Beauty & care: shampoo, make-ups
 Glycerine: candles, soaps
 Drinks: diet drinks, fruit & soy drinks, soy milk drinks
 Sauces: Chinese, Japanese kitchen
 Meat replacer: tofu, stinky tofu
 Salads: soy carrots
 Cooking & baking: oil, margarine and fats ingredients
 Esterization: bio diesel
Growing world demand for soy
     x million tons


                       Demand for soy will increase considerably.
                       More people on the planet.
                       More animal protein intake per capita.


               China                 EU                U.S.A.              Brazil
                          1999            2002        2005          2008

                                                                             Source: USDA
Brings prosperity
Social and economic impact
 5 million structural jobs
 over 70 billion US$ annual turnover
 7 billion US$ government retentions (Argentina only)

 10 million smallholder farmers cultivate soy

 40 billion US$ annual turnover, 60,000 producers
And sustainability concerns
                              Destruction of biodiversity
                              (tropical rainforest )
                                     agricultural practices
                                     (soil erosion)

                                            Social issues
                                            (land rights)
And responses from civil society
The Challenge of Expansion
Twenty years of expansion
                          1990             2010              2050*

   USA                   11               27                25
   Brazil                6                23                40
   Argentina             4                19                30
   China                 10               11                10
   India                 2                 6                10
   Paraguay              1                 3                 8
   Bolivia               -                 2                 8
   Uruguay               -                 1                 7
   Rest                  10               13                32

(millions of hectares)    44               105               170
                                                             (50 x Belgium)

Main drivers for growth: a. China and India; b. prohibition of animal meal
* Outlook studies from FAO and others
Brazil: cattle
210,000,000 heads
        Cultivo de Soja Argentina
Campaña 1996/1997         Campaña 2006/2007
challenges to the RTRS:

      HCVA mapping
      Payment for Environmental Services/ REDD+

   Is the world willing to pay for high value and high
   carbon eco systems?
RTRS History & Structure
About the RTRS
 Composed by different stakeholders of the soy value chain.
     130 members from 21 countries around the world.
     Members include farmers/producers, crushers, processors, feed and food
      companies, fuel suppliers, supermarkets/retailers, civil society

 With the objective of achieving social, environmental and economic
  sustainability in the soy sector.

 A global standard with criteria that address economic, environmental, and
  social issues.
       Developed according to ISEAL standards.
       Meets European market requirements.
       Neutral and inclusive standard.
       Global application.
Some international members
The standard
Definition of responsible soy
 Principles and Criteria developed by RTRS and approved on May 2009.
1. Legal compliance & good business practice
2. Responsible labor conditions
3. Responsible community relations
4. Environmental responsibility
5. Good agriculture practices

 Code of Conduct
Certification model for the RTRS Standard
 Aligned with EU RED requirements.

 Accreditation based on ISO 17065 (sets requirements for bodies providing
  certification of product – including services and processes).

 Auditors working on behalf of the certification body will follow ISO 19011
  (guidelines for quality and environmental management systems auditing).

 Producers will only have to pay certification costs to the certification body.
We are working on
 Field Tests & National Interpretations. Volume after field tests: 650.000 tons
Issue: will the uptake be mainstream?
 Development of support material for producers
     Implementation guides for producers. “On site” auditing.
     Certification system.
    Issue: will the certification costs be in balance with potential market benefits?
 Financing programs for small scale producers.
   Issue: will the RTRS be sufficiently inclusive, yet at the same time be mainstream?
 Development of a traceability system.
   Issue: will the system be a sufficient guarantee for market transformation?
 HCVA mapping and REDD+ financing.
   Issue: will the RTRS contribute to a controlled and sustainable expansion? Will the
   RTRS be able to be a platform for REDD+financing?
 Development of GHG calculator as part of EU RED.
Issue: will it be possible to bundle RTRS carbon credits as a new income stream? How
    should RTRS deal with ILUC?
2006/2007              2008/2009                                                       May 2009

 Phase 1: Starting-up                                    Phase 2: Development

   RTRS Registered in                                                                      P&C field test
                                 5 DG meetings
      Switzerland                                       3 General    4 International         version
                                 to develop the
 Secretariat established                                Assembly      conferences           approved
      in Argentina                                                                           Code of

2009/2010                                         June 2010

          Phase 3: Implementation                                   Phase 4: Certification
                      Pre accreditation of
                      certification bodies
 Field tests and      ISO 17065               General      P&C                                   Go live!
                                                                       accreditation and
     National                                Assembly     version                              Responsible
                       CoC                                              CoC systems in
interpretations in                             2010         2.0                                    Soy
                       RED compliance                                        place
  four countries       Benchmarking
Upcoming events 2010
 (Annual) Round Table Conference #5 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – 9 & 10 June

 Annual General Assembly – Sao Paulo, Brazil – 10 June

 June onwards: first certification of RTRS soy
Thank you!


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