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Competing Claims on Natural Resources: What Role for Science?
Competing claims on natural resources become increasingly acute, with the poor being most vulnerable to adverse outcomes of such competition. A major challenge for science and policy is to progressExpand
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The Impact of Fair Trade Certification for Coffee Farmers in Peru
Smallholder farmers producing for Fair Trade market outlets are usually considered to benefit from better prices and stable market outlets. However, many empirical studies verifying this impactExpand
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How standards compete: comparative impact of coffee certification schemes in Northern Nicaragua
Purpose – Smallholder farmers are increasingly subject to different types of standards that offer specific conditions for their market incorporation. The proliferation of private and voluntaryExpand
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The Ambivalent Impact of Coffee Certification on Farmers’ Welfare: A Matched Panel Approach for Cooperatives in Central Kenya
Certification is promoted to improve rural welfare through better market access and improved agricultural practices. We compare net effects of Fairtrade- and Utz-Certified coffee production inExpand
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The impact of fair trade
Twenty years ago, Fair Trade started as an effort to enable smallholder producers from developing countries to successfully compete in international markets. Better access to market outlets andExpand
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Measuring the impact of fair trade on development
This study of the impact of fair trade relies on new field data from coffee and banana co-operatives in Peru and Costa Rica, including a detailed assessment of its welfare effects by comparing FTExpand
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Social Capital, Governance and Performance of Ethiopian Coffee Cooperatives
The performance of agrarian cooperatives strongly depends on the interaction between internal cohesion and external exchange. Empirical assessments of social capital and trust within cooperativesExpand
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New and old ruralities: Why Nicaraguan peasants stay in agricultural production cooperatives
Despite the official support for parcellation of  agricultural production cooperatives created under  the Sandinista land reform in Nicaragua, a substantial number of peasants have decided toExpand
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The Challenge of Food Systems Research: What Difference Does It Make?
Recent discussions on the results of food security programs devote key attention to complex interactions between policy interventions and business innovation for improving nutrition outcomes. ThisExpand
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The food systems approach: sustainable solutions for a sufficient supply of healthy food
A food systems approach (FSA) is a useful interdisciplinary conceptual framework for research and policy aimed at sustainable solutions for the sufficient supply of healthy food. An FSA analyses theExpand
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