Introduction SOPs and WINs

The SOPs and WINs are presented from the point of view of resource owner/managers. To reflect on the view point of the markets / companies (SOP 206) the SOPs require further reworking in due course and after public consultations.

Based on the working experience gained in IN2NI project implementation of sustainable sourcing, IN2NI announces the publishing of following SOPs:

  • SOP201 Resource management
  • SOP202 Resource use
  • SOP203 Domestication
  • SOP204 Cultivation
  • SOP205 Supply chain management
  • SOP206 Supplier audit

Following WINs for sustainable wild collection and agriculture will also be published:

  • WIN201/001 Identification of Areas of Collection
  • WIN201/002 Herbarium Sampling
  • WIN201/003 Botanical Identification
  • WIN201/004 Access Rights
  • WIN201/005 Resource Assessment
  • WIN201/006 Collection Permit
  • WIN201/007 Resource Monitoring
  • WIN202/001 Technical Planning of Collection
  • WIN202/002 BiH Collector Manual and Plant Monographs
  • WIN202/003 Training Syllabus Collectors Training
  • WIN202/004 Collector Documentation and Costing
  • WIN202/005 Risk Assessment
  • WIN202/006 Monitoring Resource Use
  • WIN202/0061 Selection of Sites for Monitoring
  • WIN202/0062 Selection of Location for the Transects
  • WIN202/007 BiH Collector Manual and Plant Monographs
  • WIN202/008 Waybill
  • WIN203/001 Domestication Objective
  • WIN203/002 Breeding
  • WIN203/003 Seed Production
  • WIN204/001 Creation of a Plant Monograph

For a better understanding of the coherence of the SOPs, Klaus Dürbeck Consulting (KDC) in the context of IN2NI developed a context schema.

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From the viewpoint of sustainable resource management, KDC first started with the writing of 2 SOPs for wild collection. The SOP201 “Resource Management” and SOP202 “Resource Use” were developed as tools for trainings of resource owners, resource users, collectors and inspectors particularly in countries with important resources of medicinal and aromatic plants and other Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs). As a consequence of sustainable procurement of natural ingredients, SOP203 “Domestication” and SOP204 “Cultivation” were developed and presented for public consultations. They represent the step from the nature onto the field, from wild collection to agriculture and forestry.

In SOP205 “Supply Chain Management” after postharvest treatments are edited for the use in training, as they are basically the same for procured natural ingredients of wild collection and agriculture.

The implementation of the Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACPs) as described by the World Health Organization (WHO) is important for any of these five SOPs. Meant to support the implementation of the GACP standards, like the FairWild Standard, do support auditing of the suppliers of natural ingredients from wild collection. The SOP206 “Supplier audit” is the link to the processing industry of natural ingredients. It generates information for the purchasing industry about the implementation of a supplier audit. Purchasers are able to conduct an audit according to their own needs and perspective. As a consequence through “supplier audits” (see Good Manufacturing Practices requirements) the industry is able to guarantee the implementation of GMPs.

The aim of the publishing is to provide the base for an open discussion about the need and the content of standard operating procedures and work instructions in sustainable sourcing and procurement of natural ingredients and non-wood forest products. The discussion is open for anyone feeling able to leave an inspiring comment on this topic. Therefore it is always worth following our website. Publishing of the documents is scheduled for the following weeks.

We publish the important parts of the SOPs. You are always welcome to ask for a complete version of the SOPs and WINs: contact us on IN2NI website.

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