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Certification Costs and Managerial Skills under Different Organic Certification Schemes - Selected Case Studies









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    Organic Certification Schemes: Managerial Skills and Associated Costs
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    This paper studies alternative certification schemes for organic products in order to draw conclusions regarding the institutional support and technological development required for compliance with organic standards. It discusses third party certification, for both individuals and farmer groups, as well as participatory certification. Case studies from developing countries and countries in transition engaged in organic rice and organic fruit and vegetable production are examined. Issues analysed include the organizational structure and marketing strategies in the organic supply chain. The paper also discusses the institutional development that is needed to provide business and technical services and establish the quality assurance system. Organizational, managerial and business skills required by the lead stakeholders in the organic chain are analysed as well as the costs that they incur for effectively managing organic projects. Similarly, the manageria l skills required at the farm level are considered as is the use of cost-benefit analysis. The paper also reviews the legal and institutional framework that facilitates organic production and certification. The paper is aimed at staff of government, private and non-government organizations working at the policy level and in the field, and at donors’ organizations that support organic production and certification.
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    Organic rice production in Asia. Case studies carried out in : Thailand and India.
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    Costs and Managerial Skills in Organic Certified Products 2005
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    Certification is critical in organic markets because it gives buyers the confidence that a product meets the quality and process standards of organic production. The achievement of internationally recognized certification standards and procedures — mostly established by institutions in the more developed countries — can require institutional capacity and financial means which are often beyond the reach of many small scale farmers in the developing world. Alternative certification schemes offer p ossibilities for small scale producers to overcome such constraints. This paper reports a comparative analysis of costbenefit and the managerial learning needs required at the farm and farmers’ organization levels of different types of organic certification schemes in Asia and Latin America.

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