Muhammad, Ibnu and Pieter, Glasbergen and Astrid, Offermans and Bustanul, Arifin (2015) Farmer Preferences for Coffee Certification: A Conjoint Analysis of the Indonesian Smallholders. Journal of Agricultural Science, 7 (6). ISSN 1916-9752 E-ISSN 1916-9760

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Abstract

Most coffee certification schemes are developed by Northern-based businesses and NGOs to regulate the production of coffee in the South. It is questionable whether these Northern-driven standards correspond to the preferences of coffee farmers in the South. Understanding farmer preferences and taking them into account when developing or improving certification schemes is believed to lead to more internalized, and therefore more effective standards. However, there is a lack of information on farmer’s preferences, both in the academic literature as well as with the certification programs themselves. Based on conjoint analysis and interviews, this paper investigates the preferences of coffee smallholder farmers in Indonesia. The smallholders surveyed include farmers registered with global certification schemes (i.e. Rainforest Alliance, Utz certified, and 4C), a local certification scheme (Inofice) and uncertified farmers. Results indicate that farmers in the different groups do not differ much in terms of their preferences. Moreover, although farmers value environmental conservation, their preferences regarding certification are mainly economically driven. This leads us to conclude that sustainability certification of coffee is only weakly institutionalized in the farmer’s context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability certification, coffee certification, smallholder preferences, Southern perspective, conjoint analysis, Indonesia
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Agribisnis
Depositing User: Dr. Muhammad Ibnu
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2018 07:37
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2018 07:37
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/8626

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