Does agricultural certification improve well-being?

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Published
June 7, 2017
sector
Agriculture and Rural Development
region
None specified

Highlights

This brief is based on a systematic review that assesses the impact of agriculture certification schemes for improving socially sustainable and fairer production for smallholder farmers and workers. The review finds positive effects on prices and income from sale of certified farmers but no change in overall household income and assets or wages for workers.  Apart from addressing programme implementation bottlenecks, producers need more assistance to secure selling contracts, expand access to certified markets, and switch to new and more favourable trading relations. 

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