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VOLONTARY STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY AND SOCIALY RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND TRADE

This report summarize the presentations and discussions that took place during the « FAO Meeting on Volontary Standard and Certification for Environmentally and Socially Responsible Agricultural Production and Trade » (Rome, 22 April 2004). This report addresses the above challenges. It first presents the current market for certified foods, followed by an analysis of the benefits and constraints of volontary certification through a review of case studies. Several standards-setting and certification NGOs then explain how they help farmers meet their standards. The paper goes on to review the resultats of the Social Accountability between certification programmes are examined. Next, the report summarizes discussions on methods to expand the market for certified products, notably through partenerships among the actors, of the supply chain, in particular, the potential contributions of retailers, consumer associations and citizen groups is explored.

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