Research Webinar 16: Socio-economic effects of certification schemes for sustainable agricultural production

Research Webinar 16: Socio-economic effects of certification schemes for sustainable agricultural production

Research webinar with Carlos Oya and Florian Schaefer from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) on the socio-economic effects of certification schemes for sustainable agricultural production. The rise of voluntary standards and their associated certification for agricultural products is a well-established phenomenon in the contemporary dynamics of agricultural trade. This webinar, held on 15th June 2017, presents a systematic review which explores the extent to which, and under what conditions, social sustainability standards for agricultural products results in higher levels of socio-economic wellbeing for agricultural producers and workers in low and middle income countries. Intended and unintended effects are explored as well as what barriers and facilitators exist to socio-economic outcomes.