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Voluntary social initiatives in fresh fruit and vegetable value chains

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  • Best, Sarah
  • Mamic, Ivanka
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    Identifies key trends and characteristics of contemporary agri-food systems, focusing on global fresh fruit and vegetable (FFV) value chains and builds a typology of the main employment and social issues involved in the production and processing of fresh and vegetables, and shows how these are linked to the overall structure and operation of FFV value chains.

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    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 431257.

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    Length: 55 pages
    Date of creation: 2008
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    Publication status: Published in Employment working paper series
    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:431257

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    Keywords: value chains; code of conduct; horticulture; fruit; vegetable; working conditions; workers rights; workers representation; developed countries; developing countries; fair trade; collective agreement; chaînes de valeur; code de conduite; horticulture; fruit; légume; conditions de travail; droits des travailleurs; représentation des travailleurs; pays développés; pays en développement; commerce équitable; convention collective; cadenas de valor; código de conducta; horticultura; fruta; hortaliza; condiciones de trabajo; derechos de los trabajadores; representación de los trabajadores; países desarrollados; países en desarrollo; comercio equitativo; convenio colectivo;

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    1. John Humphrey & Neil McCulloch & Masako Ota, 2004. "The impact of European market changes on employment in the Kenyan horticulture sector," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(1), pages 63-80.
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