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Establishing Local Certification Bodies In Developing and Transition Economies

Huber, Beate (2006) Establishing Local Certification Bodies In Developing and Transition Economies. Paper at: First IFOAM Conference on Organic Certification, Rome, Italy, 17. November. [Unpublished]

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There are certification bodies from Western countries offering their services all over the world providing efficient, reliable and qualified services. Nevertheless there are good arguments for establishing local certification bodies in developing and transition economies. FiBL has been cooperating with local certification bodies in South-Eastern Europe (Albinspekt in Albania, Balkan Biocert in Bulgaria and Macedonia, Ecoinspect in Romania) and Asia (Biocert in Indonesia, Indocert in India, LibanCert in Lebanon and OFDC in China). These certification bodies are part of the local organic movement either by a multiple ownership reflecting the sector or by involving the sector in committees. The following report describes the opportunities but also the challenges of setting up local organic certification bodies.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Zertifizierungssysteme, local certification bodies,
Subjects: Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Values, standards and certification
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International Cooperation
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org, http://www.ifoam.org
Deposited By: Huber, Beate
ID Code:12780
Deposited On:25 Feb 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:36
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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