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Jan 18, 2012
Sophie Mukua commented on Marieke Rodenhuis's blog post What is the added value of the different certifications for producer organizations?
"Certification is a costly undertaking for producers. My view is that one standard should be adopted to eliminate confusing the producers. Better still, why shouldnt the fees be paid by traders? It is not fair for a trader to demand alternative…"
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Joseph Kamanu. commented on Marieke Rodenhuis's blog post What is the added value of the different certifications for producer organizations?
"Feedback from Tea Producers in Malawi who have implemented the Utz Certified Tea Code of Conduct shows that they have benefitted with improved productivity, efficiency (better utilization of inputs) and quality. They have also realized better…"
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What is the added value of the different certifications for producer organizations?

A recent publication from a recognized Dutch university comparing the impact of different certification schemes on the lives of small scale coffee producers in Nicaragua has sparked a debate in The Netherlands about the benefits to producers of different certification schemes and the future of Fair Trade.The research conducted by the Center for Development Studies of the University of Nijmegen amongst 350 coffee producers in northern Nicaragua focused on a comparison of the benefits to farmers…See More
Mar 29, 2010

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Fair Trade USA resigns its membership of the Fairtrade International (FLO) system.

Yesterday (15 september) this joint statement from Fairtrade International (FLO) and Fair Trade USA came out (see FairTrade.net Article):

Fairtrade International (FLO) and Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) share a belief in the importance of empowering producers and workers around the world to improve their lives through better terms of trade. However, as we look…

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Posted on September 16, 2011 at 2:30pm

What is the added value of the different certifications for producer organizations?

A recent publication from a recognized Dutch university comparing the impact of different certification schemes on the lives of small scale coffee producers in Nicaragua has sparked a debate in The Netherlands about the benefits to producers of different certification schemes and the future of Fair Trade.

The research conducted by the Center for Development Studies of the University of Nijmegen amongst 350 coffee producers in northern Nicaragua focused on a comparison…

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Posted on March 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:32am on August 21, 2012, HAMID MUSTAFA MAHMOUD said…

hi amelia  in fact scott fed me back about the site concern with production and productivity where i m afraid i lack the knowledge  as im not in one of the  coffee producing countries . my interest as an economist in the first place is in figures related to coffee trade , coffee prices trends , market. nevertheless productivity  matters do matter in this regard.  i received your  hotmail and did answer it 

thanks once again 

 
 
 

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