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Cover for Strengthening participation in the organic value chain for small-scale farmers in Southern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

While many food security interventions focus on production-related constraints to food security, fewer focus on the integration of smallholder farmers in the supply chain. In the Agricultural Sustainable Community Investment Project (Agri-SCIP), operating on the south coast of the Kwa-Zulu Natal...

Author(s)
Troosters, W.; Auerbach, R.; Haysom, G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Participatory Guarantee Systems as an organic market entry point for small-scale farmers in South Africa.

A survey into the experiences of small-scale commercial farmers in South Africa as well as the development and effectiveness of Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) as a tool to connect small-scale organic farmers to the market, showed that the PGS in Gauteng worked well because the coordinator...

Author(s)
Mashele, N. J.; Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
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Cover for Development of an inclusive value chain for peri-urban micro-farmers.

The agricultural sector in South Africa is complex in nature with the historical displacement of its people still impacting on land ownership and farming methods. At the heart of government policy is the redistribution of agricultural land, but this has not been supported with the tools and skills...

Author(s)
Purkis, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
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Cover for The National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda.

The growth of the organic agriculture (OA) sector in Uganda started in 1994 as a response to the threat of the Sahara Desert spreading southwards. To enhance the development of the sector, a national OA movement was established in 2001. The National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU)...

Author(s)
Nalunga, J.; Auerbach, R.; Ssekyewa, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
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Cover for Minor crops.

This chapter focuses on the cultivation and uses of minor crops such as Benincasa hispida, Coccinia grandis, Cucumis anguria, C. metuliferus, C. setosus, Cucurbita foetidissima, Cyclanthera pedata var. edulis, Lagenaria siceraria, Luffa spp., Momordica angustisepala and M. cymbalaria, M. balsamina, ...

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
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Cover for Production system characterization and development.

The main objective of this chapter is to explain the different goat production systems, and how to identify major constraints and opportunities for achieving better productivity. The options and strategies for planning and implementing goat improvement projects and assessing goat production systems ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
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Cover for Fair Trade and organic agriculture: a winning combination?

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 ...

Author(s)
Parvathi, P.; Grote, U.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book
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Cover for Assessing the benefits of organic and Fair Trade production for small-scale farmers in Asia.

Cases of small-scale farmers who have both organic and Fair Trade certification in Asia are analysed and summarized in this chapter. It first reviews the literature on the benefits of organic and Fair Trade production, and particularly the benefits of organic and Fair Trade coffee and cotton...

Author(s)
Qiao YuHui
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of certification on material input costs in India.

This chapter examines the impact of organic as well as a double (organic and Fair Trade) certification on material input costs, using data collected in 2012 from smallholder black pepper farmers in India. An important outcome is that, contrary to conventional expectations, organic and double...

Author(s)
Parvathi, P.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Certifying coffee cooperatives in Ethiopia, India and Nicaragua: how far do small-scale coffee producers benefit?

This chapter investigates and compares the livelihood impacts of Fair Trade and/or organic certification for smallholder coffee farmers in primary cooperatives in Ethiopia, India and Nicaragua. The quantitative findings of this chapter show that certification on average has a differential impact in ...

Author(s)
Jena, P. R.; Grote, U.; Stellmacher, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
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