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The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report illuminates the salient findings from nearly 18,000 surveys between 2009 to 2013 in Africa, Asia and Latin America for coffee and cocoa - two important commodities that are bellwethers for sustainability trends in other crops. The COSA Measuring...

This booklet presents you with the outcomes and insights of seven independent impact studies into three of the IDH sector programs. Based on a methodology and plan approved by the Dutch Ministry of Development Cooperation and International Trade, these studies thoroughly investigate the impact...

Description of various projects related to the development of sustainable, often organic cocoa value chains in Ghana, undertaken by Agro Eco-Louis Bolk Institute. Discussed are for example organic group certification, farmer organisation, train-the-trainers and marketing of fine flavour cocoa....

Is large-scale fair trade possible, Le Velly, Ronan , Sustainable consumption, ecology and fair trade, 2007///, London, (2007)

This article addresses the question of what type of fair trade can be envisioned on which scale by contrasting the Artisans du Monde network and Max Havelaar France system? The question is not so much about the possibilities of outlets (small shops vs. supermarkets) as about the changes in the...

In February 2012, ICCO requested KPMG to conduct a study on the costs, advantages and disadvantages of cocoa certification, with an emphasis on cocoa farmers. Cost-benefit analysis shows that farmers in general can benefit from certification, provided that certain conditions are met. The study...

IFAMA is an international management organization that brings together current and future business, academic, and government leaders along with other industry stakeholders—to improve the strategic focus, transparency, sustainability, and responsiveness of the global food and agribusiness system...

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