SKA was established in 2008 in response to agricultural companies’ need for information and support to achieve Fairtrade and other sustainability certification and the need of international standards owners and certification bodies to engage with local stakeholders to ensure locally relevant interpretation and application of standards. Over the years we have expanded our research, consultancy and training services in response to the challenges our clients face. Our team has successfully implemented research-based, participatory capacity-building projects for sector and value chain development in several standards and policy environments since 2008, and continue to work with all our past clients on new challenges.