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Development practice, agrifood standards, and smallholder certification : the elusive quest for GLOBALGAP?

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Ouma, Stefan:
Development practice, agrifood standards, and smallholder certification : the elusive quest for GLOBALGAP?
In: Borot de Battisti, Adeline ; MacGregor, James ; Graffham, Andrew (ed.): Standard bearers : Horticultural exports and private standards in Africa. - London : International Institute for Environment and Development , 2009 . - pp. 144-148
ISBN 978-1-84369-710-7

Official URL: Volltext

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Key messages:

1. Smallholder farmers can achieve GLOBALGAP certification, but certification is challenged by organisational, managerial, and economic constraints as well as by the need for continuous system maintenance.

2. Successful certification schemes are typified by strong exporter links and judicious use of donor funding.

3. Donor organisations must have a clear exit strategy to ensure business incentives are both aligned and sustainable.

4. Problems related to adjusting to GLOBALGAP must be considered as more than mere technical issues, but situated in the wider context of structural constraints; these are deficiencies in local production systems, the volatility of fresh produce markets (and thus difficulties for farmers to generate a stable income), and the flaws in the local institutional setting (e.g., lack of investment security due to opportunistic behaviour, public service provision).

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Economic Geography
Faculties
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2019 11:36
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 07:18
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/48663