Chile Conscious Origin is a program led by the Office of Agricultural Research and Policy (ODEPA), part of the Ministry of Agriculture and funded by CORFO, the Chilean Economic Development Agency, through an initiative called Public Goods for Competitiveness. The first pilot stage includes the pork, poultry, and dairy subsectors.
Chile Conscious Origin promotes sustainability in the Chilean agri-food sector through four pillars:
The standards developed under the umbrella of Chile Conscious Origin have become a self-assessment and management tool via the Standards Map platform, thanks to the support of the International Trade Center, which is a joint WTO-UN agency specialized in sustainable trade.
More information at https://sustainabilitymap.org/standards_intro
To become a national and international leader in responsibly produced foods.
Strengthening the global competitiveness of the Chilean agri-food industry by setting standards that will allow companies to demonstrate their compliance with sustainability issues.
Who is behind this program?
The program is governed by a Strategic Advisory Committee made up of public and private sector representatives, including the Office of Agricultural Research and Policy (ODEPA), the Agency for Sustainability and Climate Change (ASCC), the Ministry of the Environment (MMA), ProChile (the Chilean Exports Promotion Bureau), the Imagen de Chile Foundation, the Undersecretariat for International Economic Affairs (SUBREI), Asprocer (the Pork Producers Trade Association), Wines of Chile, the Dairy Consortium, and ChileCarne (the Chilean Meat Exporters’ Association).