IIED and NRI have been working with DFID for the past three years to explore opportunities for more favourable outcomes for small producers in developing countries to participate in international horticultural supply chains, given the rise of private standards. This paper summarises the major findings and subsequently draws policy recommendations for retailers, exporters, donors, service providers and researchers.
Major findings relate to : Trends in private agrifood standards, FFV exports from Africa to the UK (who grows, who trades, who sells?), benefits and costs of compliance with GlobalGAP (smallholder and exporter perspectives), opportunities for cost reduction, what happens to excluded producers?, international opportunities for non-certified produce and the sustainable development context.
Policy recommendations concern: Exporters, retailers and their associations, standard-setters, DFID and other donors as well as researchers and service providers
IIED; NRI. Small-scale producers and standards in agrifood supply chains: Key Findings and Policy Recommendations. (2008) 24 pp.