Research by UN Partner Organizations

 

ITC summary of impacts related to Voluntary Sustainability Standards

Briefing research standards related to VSS (It was prepared by the ITC)

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IIED draft decision-making tool for policy-makers on VSSs

Trade Standards Practitioners Network Guide on VSS (It was prepared by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) under the auspices of the Trade Standards Practitioners Network)

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UNDP Discussion Note on Sustainable Agricultural Commodities

This paper looks at the contextualization of VSSs as tools within a broader development perspective, and stresses the need to identify and address the root causes limiting development, arguing that both private and public sector must proactively address those causes.

UNDP Discussion Note

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FAO Document on Impact of International Voluntary Standards on smallholder market participation in developing countries

This publication presents the results of a literature review conducted by FAO in 2012 on the impact of voluntary standards on smallholders’ ability to participate in markets.

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FAO Publication on Voluntary Standards: Impacting smallholders’ market participation.

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