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Value-adding Standards in the North American Food Market - Trade Opportunities in Certified Products for Developing Countries.

Liu, Pascal; Byers, Alice and Giovannucci, Daniele. (2008) Value-adding Standards in the North American Food Market - Trade Opportunities in Certified Products for Developing Countries. FAO Rome.

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Summary

Consumers are increasingly attentive to the social and environmental aspects of food production as evidenced by the significant expansion of certified food sales even in mainstream channels. This publication analyzes the use of certification schemes and standards such as organics, fair trade, and others as value-added products in the food markets of the U.S. and Canada. It assesses the volumes, trends, and market opportunities for these products and focuses on environmental and social certification schemes. Tropical fruits, coffee, and cocoa are the main product categories examined.


EPrint Type:Book
Keywords:certified, trade, imports, supply chains, markets, supermarkets, organic, fair trade, Rainforest Alliance, Utz, Smithsonian, social standards, environmental standards, voluntary standards, certification, fruits, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, supermarkets, commodities
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Country reports > United States
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Food systems > Markets and trade
"Organics" in general > Country reports > North America
Values, standards and certification > Consumer issues
"Organics" in general > Country reports > Canada
Research affiliation: International Organizations > Food and Agriculture Organisation FAO
Related Links:http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a1585e/a1585e00.HTM
Deposited By: Giovannucci, Daniele
ID Code:13307
Deposited On:03 Apr 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:FAO Trade and Markets Division

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