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Does GlobalGAP certification promote agrifood exports?

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  • Fiankor, Dela-Dem Doe
  • Flachsbarth, Insa
  • Masood, Amjad
  • Brümmer, Bernhard

Abstract

With increasing global agrifood trade, private food standards and certifications have proliferated. Yet, their trade effects remain ambiguous. We provide further empirical evidence by assessing the effect of GlobalGAP certification on agrifood exports to high-value markets in EU and OECD countries. Empirically, we estimate a structural gravity model—that accounts for zero trade and endogeneity of certification—using a novel dataset of certified producers and land area cultivated to apples, bananas, and grapes from 2010 to 2015. While our results generally confirm the trade-enhancing effect of GlobalGAP certification for both developed and developing countries, we show that the effects vary across products.

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  • Fiankor, Dela-Dem Doe & Flachsbarth, Insa & Masood, Amjad & Brümmer, Bernhard, 2017. "Does GlobalGAP certification promote agrifood exports?," GlobalFood Discussion Papers 265632, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, GlobalFood, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:gagfdp:265632
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.265632
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    1. Fiankor, Dela-Dem Doe & Martinez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada & Brümmer, Bernhard, 2018. "Exports and governance: the role of private voluntary standards," GlobalFood Discussion Papers 275059, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, GlobalFood, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development.
    2. Fiankor, D.-D. & Martinez-Zarzoso, I. & Brummer, B., 2018. "Exports and Governance: the Role of Private Voluntary Certification," 2018 Conference, July 28-August 2, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia 277113, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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