This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project titles: R7168: Ethical trading in horticultural
exports and R7468: Development of tools for ethical trading of
horticultural exports by resource poor groups - Phase 2.
Although social and environmental codes of practice are now widespread
in the export horticulture sector, they are not always effective in
improving working conditions and livelihoods. New models and methods
developed through work in Europe (the UK) and Africa (Ghana and
Zimbabwe) allow poor people to participate directly in developing and
implementing ethical codes of practice. They include guidelines on how
to build support for such codes, as well as multi-stakeholder
organisations to develop and implement them. The guidelines also set out
how to develop practical criteria, indicators and verifiers, and how to
conduct integrated social and environmental audits. The new knowledge
also provides a better understanding of how future strategies, options
and constraints will affect the further development of codes of practice
for the benefit of poor people. Key ethical trade or fair trade bodies,
both in horticulture and in other areas, are already putting these
insights into practice.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (10
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPH16, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 88.