Trade Standards Practitioners Network Guide on VSS (prepared by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) under the auspices of the Trade Standards Practitioners Network)
– This paper looks at the contextualization of VSS 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.
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.
FAO Publication on Voluntary Standards: Impacting smallholders’ market participation.