How Effective is Multiple Certification in Improving the Economic Conditions of Smallholder Farmers? Evidence from an Impact Evaluation in Colombia’s Coffee Belt

@article{Dietz2020HowEI,
  title={How Effective is Multiple Certification in Improving the Economic Conditions of Smallholder Farmers? Evidence from an Impact Evaluation in Colombia’s Coffee Belt},
  author={Thomas S. Dietz and Andrea Estrella Chong and Janina Grabs and B. Kilian},
  journal={The Journal of Development Studies},
  year={2020},
  volume={56},
  pages={1141 - 1160}
}
  • Thomas S. Dietz, Andrea Estrella Chong, +1 author B. Kilian
  • Published 2020
  • Business
  • The Journal of Development Studies
  • Abstract Voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) in the coffee sector have become a popular tool to improve the livelihoods of smallholder coffee farmers. As third-party and company-led VSS have proliferated, an increasing number of producer groups are turning toward multiple certification to diversify their export channels. Yet, each certification requires added efforts and expenses, both at the farm and the organisational level. Hence, it is important to evaluate the additionality of… CONTINUE READING
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