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Fair Trade and organic agriculture: a winning combination?

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This book pursues a twofold aim: (i) to assess the welfare impacts of either an organic or a Fair Trade certification system, or of both systems in combination, on smallholders in developing countries; and (ii) to examine the willingness of consumers in the developed world to pay for such certified produce. The book consists of 16 chapters, with chapters 6-9 presenting consumer case studies from the developed nations of Europe and the USA and chapters 10-15 presenting producer case studies, especially of smallholder producers from Africa, Asia and Latin America.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) An overview of organic agriculture and Fair Trade systems. Author(s): Parvathi, P. Waibel, H.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 8) Organic and Fairtrade markets at a glance. Author(s): Lernoud, J. Willer, H.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 15) Organic and Fairtrade production worldwide. Author(s): Lernoud, J. Willer, H.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 30) Evolution of producer organizations in Fair Trade coffee certification. Author(s): Capote-Fuentes, R. T. Grote, U. Byers, L. Stellmacher, T.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 43) Methodological toolbox. Author(s): Waibel, H. Parvathi, P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 51) Consumer behaviour in the organic and Fair Trade food market in Europe. Author(s): Zander, K. Schleenbecker, R. Hamm, U.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 61) Multiple certifications and consumer purchase decisions: a case study of willingness to pay for coffee in Germany. Author(s): Basu, A. K. Grote, U. Hicks, R. Stellmacher, T.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 76) Consumers' information search and preferences for Fair Trade coffee: a case study from Germany. Author(s): Schleenbecker, R. Zander, K. Hamm, U.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 88) Gender-equality chocolate: a missing market? Author(s): Goldvale, C. Viennet, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 103) Fair Trade certification on plantations: household wealth and welfare implications for hired labour. Author(s): Krumbiegel, K. Wollni, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 118) Assessing the benefits of organic and Fair Trade production for small-scale farmers in Asia. Author(s): Qiao YuHui
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 130) The impact of certification on material input costs in India. Author(s): Parvathi, P. Waibel, H.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 141) Dovetailing Fair Trade and organic agro-certifications in Latin America: how the twins can meet? Author(s): Fort, R. Ruben, R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 157) Certifying coffee cooperatives in Ethiopia, India and Nicaragua: how far do small-scale coffee producers benefit? Author(s): Jena, P. R. Grote, U. Stellmacher, T.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 173) The relevance of reliability, reputation and respect for producer-level benefits of organic and Fair Trade certification for smallholders. Author(s): Kleemann, L.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 184) The way forward. Author(s): Parvathi, P. Grote, U. Waibel, H.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Institute of Development and Agricultural Economics, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786393050
  • Record Number
  • 20173372679