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A drop of water in the Indian ocean? The impact of GlobalGap certification on lychee farmers in Madagascar

  • Julie Subervie

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    (Marchés, Organisations, Institutions et Stratégies d'Acteurs, INRA)

  • Isabelle Vagneron

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    (Marchés, Organisations, Institutions et Stratégies d'Acteurs, INRA
    Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement)

The private standard GlobalGap was introduced into Madagascar’s lychee value chain in the mid-2000s in response to the demand for certified lychees. Following the initial craze, however, the number of certified farmers soon dropped as the financial support to the exporters dried up. Based on a natural experiment, we assess the impact of GlobalGap certification on the marketing performances of currently certified lychee farmers. While our results do suggest a positive average impact of certification on both the quantities sold and the prices received by certified producers, we shall see that this effect is not homogenously distributed.

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Paper provided by Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France in its series Working Papers with number 189575.

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Length: 57-73
Date of creation: 2013
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Publication status: Published in World Development
Handle: RePEc:inr:wpaper:189575
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