This report makes recommendations for standard-setting bodies, FSPs, and governments
to leverage VSSs to attract much-needed investment in sustainable agriculture. These
recommendations, which are briefly described below and presented in full detail in Chapter 4,
aim to help VSS-compliant farmers access financing and facilitate investments in VSS-compliant
agricultural operations. This is particularly important, as agricultural production will need to
increase sustainably to ensure global food security, and sustainable investing is becoming the new
normal in the financial sector.