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Is sustainable agriculture a viable strategy to improve farm income in Central America? A case study on coffee
Abstract In order to alleviate the impacts of the low coffee prices in recent years, sustainable coffee production and certification have been a logical strategy for many producers to: a)Expand
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Can the Private Sector be Competitive and Contribute to Development through Sustainable Agricultural Business? A Case Study of Coffee in Latin America
Latin America's coffee market continues in economic crisis. Sustainable coffee production and certification is one option for economic recuperation and social and environmental sustainability for theExpand
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Estimating site-specific nitrogen crop response functions: A conceptual framework and geostatistical model
Confirming the precision agriculture hypothesis for variable-rate N applications (VRAs) is challenging. To confront this challenge, researchers have used increasingly sophisticated statistical modelsExpand
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The Voluntary Coffee Standard Index (VOCSI). Developing a Composite Index to Assess and Compare the Strength of Mainstream Voluntary Sustainability Standards in the Global Coffee Industry
Over the last years, key players in business, politics and civil society have promoted Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) to shift global markets towards more sustainable value chains. In thisExpand
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Decoupling Standards from Practice: The Impact of In-House Certifications on Coffee Farms’ Environmental and Social Conduct
In this paper we investigate whether coffee farms that have been granted in-house socio-environmental certification from a global buyer, display better social and environmental conduct compared toExpand
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Indicators to compare and assess the institutional strength of voluntary sustainability standards in the global coffee industry
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled “The Voluntary Coffee Standard Index (VOCSI). Developing a composite Index to Assess and Compare the InstitutionalExpand
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The Value of Information For Variable Rate Nitrogen Applications: A Comparison of Soil Test, Topographical, and Remote Sensing Information
We explore the value of soil test, topographical, and remote sensing information for guiding variable rate fertilizer applications in corn. Results suggest combining topographical and remote sensingExpand
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Case study on Dole's carbon-neutral fruits
This case study analyzes Dole Costa Rica's situation in 2008 when the company began evaluating the possibility of going carbon neutral. The Costa Rican Government's announcement that the entireExpand
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