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The effectiveness of agricultural certification in developing countries: A systematic review

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  • Oya, Carlos
  • Schaefer, Florian
  • Skalidou, Dafni

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Certification systems (CS) set and monitor voluntary standards to make agricultural production sustainable in socio-economic terms and agricultural trade fairer for producers and workers. They try to achieve a wide range of socio-economic and environmental effects through bundles of interventions that include the process of standard setting and compliance, advocacy among consumers, capacity building for producers, building supply chains, price interventions, and the application of acceptable labour standards, overall to improve the wellbeing of farmers and agricultural workers.

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  • Oya, Carlos & Schaefer, Florian & Skalidou, Dafni, 2018. "The effectiveness of agricultural certification in developing countries: A systematic review," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 112(C), pages 282-312.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:112:y:2018:i:c:p:282-312
    DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.08.001
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