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Voluntary sustainability standards in Latin American agribusiness: Convergence and differentiation

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2014

Palabras clave

Mercados, Estándares, Certificación, Voluntario, Sostenibilidad

Título en español

Normas voluntarias de sostenibilidad en la agroindustria latinoamericana: Convergencia y diferenciación

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Voluntary Sustainability Standard systems in agricultural production are non-government initiatives that seek to drive sustainable production and consumption of specified agricultural commodities by creating market demand for these commodities and a supply to meet that demand. Across developing countries, sustainable production is concentrated in Latin America which is also a breeding ground for proliferating voluntary sustainability standards with primary motive ranging from poverty alleviation to ornithology. A critical analysis of the currently popular standards shows that there is convergence in the sphere of core values. Most standards now cover social and environmental sustainability both. At the same time, the standards competing fiercely to promote their labels and are diverging to distinguish themselves based on their differing ideological roots and philosophies. (Asthana, A. N., 2014)

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Asthana, A. N. (2014). Voluntary sustainability standards in Latin American agribusiness: Convergence and differentiation. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, 14(11), 1262-1274. doi:10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2014.14.11.1286

Anand Narain Asthana

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