Muhammad, Ibnu (2016) Global certification of agricultural products in Indonesia: curse or blessing? Chapter 16 in Sustainable Development Research at ICIS: Taking stock and looking ahead. In: Sustainable Development Research at ICIS: Taking stock and looking ahead. ICIS Maastricht University, pp. 177-188. ISBN 978 94 6159 647 5

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Consumers in developed countries are increasingly being seduced to buy so-called sustainable, certified products. The higher purchase price of many of these products is justified by referring to numerous advantages for farmers in developing countries. Current research into the impacts of certification is however fragmented, and conclusions often appear contradictory. Therefore, the “Global Certifying Partnerships” project analyses the effects of certification of agricultural products on Indonesian farmers. It also analyses the responses of Southern governments and NGOs to certification schemes which are mostly developed by Northern-based business-NGO collaborations. This chapter reports some preliminary insights and concludes that certification may lead to direct, but also indirect benefits for Indonesian smallholders. To better understand the (potential) impact of certification on Indonesian farmers, it is however crucial to obtain a better understanding of the social, political, and economic structures in which certification is embedded and through which certification may affect Indonesian smallholder’s livelihoods.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Agribisnis
Depositing User: Dr. Muhammad Ibnu
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2018 07:40
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2018 07:40

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