Taking stock: An inventory study of quality assurance systems' contributions to poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation. Background report to the conference Making Quality Systems work for Poverty Alleviation, Biodiversity Conservation and Compagny Performance

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    Abstract

    The aim of the report is to inform a discussion among stakeholders on how to make quality assurance systems work for the major development impact areas: poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation. The Biodiversity Fund selected five quality assurance systems operational in niche and mainstream markets for the investigation: the Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO), the European regulations on organic production of agricultural products and foodstuffs (2092/91 and 834/2007), the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Utz Certified
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDen Haag
    PublisherLEI
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Keywords

    • international trade
    • poverty
    • agro-biodiversity
    • quality standards
    • certification
    • agricultural products

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