Discussion Paper Series

We present the opinions and views of authors on subjects of analytical interest to the forum’s members and stakeholders in our discussion papers. The forum’s Steering Committee reviews and approves this series.

Discussion Paper #1

Meta‐governance in the Realm of Voluntary Sustainability Standards: Early Experiences and Their Implications.

 by Boudewijn Derkx

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Discussion Paper #2

Review of Key Systemic Issues and Findings Resulting from Activities of the International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture (ITF) and the Global Organic Market Access (GOMA) Project.

by Diane Bowen

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Discussion Paper #3

Competition and Cooperation in the Market of Voluntary Sustainability Standards.

by Dr. Axel Marx and Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters (Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies)

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Discussion Paper #4

Public-Private Collaboration on Policy, Standards, Regulations and Trade Facilitation for Organic Agriculture.

by Diane Bowen and Ulrich Hoffmann

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Discussion Paper #5

Plurilateral Regulatory Cooperation on Organic Agriculture and Trade.

 by Diane Bowen and Ulrich Hoffmann 

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Discussion Paper #6

Assuring Coherence between the Market-access and Livelihood Impact of Private Sustainability Standards.

by Ulrich Hoffmann and Frank Grothaus 

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Discussion Paper #7 

Global decisions and local realities: Priorities and producers’ upgrading opportunities in agricultural global production networks.

by Judith Krauss and Aarti Krishnan 

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How to submit your paper?

Manuscripts for the UNFSS Discussion Paper series should be submitted to the UNFSS Editorial Board (c/o Santiago Fernandez de Cordoba, UNCTAD secretariat, sent to info@unfss.org with “UNFSS Discussion Paper series” as subject line).

Disclaimer: Reproduction of UNFSS Discussion Papers is allowed, however, requires the prior authorization by the UNFSS Editorial Board.