Impacts reports and studies

ISEAL membership linked to improved transparency, accessibility and rigour of a standards systems

A new infographic illustrates the positive effect of full ISEAL membership on transparency, accessibility and rigour of a standards system.

New report finds farm practices must change to protect endangered species and habitats

A new report released by the International Institute for Sustainable Development has found that sustainable agriculture practices must be widely implemented in order to stem the alarming loss of biodiversity and to protect endanged species.

ISEAL’s thoughts on SOAS systematic review of agricultural certification schemes

SOAS recently published a systematic review of the impacts of certification on farmer and worker well-being in agricultural production.

Standards Impacts and Evidence: introducing a new tool from ISEAL

In this webinar, Suzanne Clift, ISEAL's Communications Manager, presents our new website hosting impacts evidence and business case information from credible sustainability standards.

Comprehensive literature reviews of standards' impacts

Here you can find links to the current comprehensive literature review publications that bring together a bulk of evidence on the impacts of standards systems

Certification and poverty impacts: what we are learning from three baseline studies in Kenya, India and Indonesia

In this webinar, the ISEAL Impacts team presented what we are learning from three baseline studies in Indonesia, India and Kenya that aim to measure the impacts of certification on the world’s poorest farmers.

ISEAL DIPI Project - Three Commissioned Impact Evaluations - Longer Summary by ISEAL of the Three Studies

The Ford Foundation is supporting ISEAL and its agriculture and forestry members to build robust M&E systems and generate both performance monitoring and impact evaluation evidence about the contribution of sustainability standards to improving the livelihoods of the poor, smallholder producers. This is a two page but more detailed summary of the three cases, with a large table that summarized the researchers, methods used, standards systems' interventions, and market-led approaches for each.

ISEAL DIPI Project - Three Commissioned Impact Evaluations - Factsheet on Baseline Studies

With support from the Ford Foundation, ISEAL is commissioning three impact evaluations to study the emerging long-term impacts of different sustainability standards in the agriculture sector from the pre-certification stage to three years after certification. Here you can download a short two-page fact sheet on the baseline studies and what we are trying to learn from them, including their common angles, various methods, and who the research partners are.

ISEAL DIPI Project - Three Commissioned Impact Evaluations - Baseline Full Reports and Research Design Documents

ISEAL’s commissioning of three independent evaluations in Indonesia, India and Kenya will help contribute to high quality research on the impacts of certification on the world’s poorest farmers. Here you can find the full baseline reports from all three studies, the research design documents for each, a report on lessons learnt on research design and methods from the three evaluations and a report on key insights from the studies.

ISEAL’s three poverty impact studies complete baseline

ISEAL’s commissioning of the independent evaluations in Indonesia, India and Kenya will help contribute to high quality research on the impacts of certification on the world’s poorest farmers.
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