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

31 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2007

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Daniele Giovannucci

Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

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.

Keywords: organic, standards, sustainable, agriculture, niche, certification

Suggested Citation

Giovannucci, Daniele, Salient Trends in Organic Standards: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Countries (2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=996093 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.996093

Daniele Giovannucci (Contact Author)

Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) ( email )

United States

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