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Salient Trends in Organic Standards: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Countries

Giovannucci, Daniele (2006) Salient Trends in Organic Standards: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Countries. Working paper, World Bank & USAID . [Unpublished]

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This paper presents an overview of the fundamental issues in the production, trade and regulation of organic products. It notes the changing consumer and trade environments that are driving organics beyond the realm of niche products toward an increasingly relevant position among other important agricultural standards.
Rather than a comprehensive analysis it outlines key elements that are most relevant to developing country producers including the likely impacts of adopting organics and the salient trends drawing from recent empirical research and the current literature on the subject. Finally, this document briefly assesses the significant constraints and opportunities facing the sector in order to draw some practical policy and investment conclusions.

EPrint Type:Working paper
Keywords:standards, trade, regulation, organic market trends, developing country, economic, social, and environmental impact, competitiveness, small farmers, food security, local markets, institutions, farmer organizations, strategy
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
"Organics" in general
Food systems > Markets and trade
Research affiliation: International Organizations > Other organizations
Deposited By: Giovannucci, Daniele
ID Code:12857
Deposited On:26 Nov 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:36
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Developed as a teaching paper for Trade and Standards E-learning Course presented in 2006 and 2007

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