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Cover for Unstable grain prices - who wins? Who loses?

Shifts in supply and demand for grain lie at the heart of price volatility. The present chapter asks: Does volatility matter? Do people suffer? Is society harmed in some way? If so, how? The chapter starts by defining 'farmers' and 'consumers'. The next section discusses the four circumstances that ...

Author(s)
McClintock, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394842)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Industrial agriculture: who is the real winner?

This chapter attempts to figure out who wins and who loses in GM agriculture. The structure of the biotechnology industry is considered, before discussing the impacts of GM crops.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Implementing effective animal-based measurements for assessing animal welfare on farms and slaughter plants.

This chapter describes how to write clear animal welfare standards and guidelines that will be interpreted the same way by different people; the difference between animal-based outcome measures and input resource-based standards; how to determine the most important core criteria or critical points...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fair Trade and organic agriculture: a winning combination?

This book pursues a twofold aim: (i) to assess the welfare impacts of either an organic or a Fair Trade certification system, or of both systems in combination, on smallholders in developing countries; and (ii) to examine the willingness of consumers in the developed world to pay for such certified ...

Author(s)
Parvathi, P.; Grote, U.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book
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Cover for Methodological toolbox.

This chapter introduces the main methodological tools for the conduct of research on organic agriculture and Fair Trade. Two groups of tool boxes are presented: (1) methods that are based on the tenets of welfare economics and can be categorized under the umbrella of cost-benefit analysis; and (2)...

Author(s)
Waibel, H.; Parvathi, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fair Trade certification on plantations: household wealth and welfare implications for hired labour.

The case study presented in this chapter examines the wealth and welfare implications for hired plantation workers of Fair Trade certification. The study is based on cross-sectional data from hired labour in the Ghanaian pineapple sector. The findings confirm that Fair Trade certification has a...

Author(s)
Krumbiegel, K.; Wollni, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dovetailing Fair Trade and organic agro-certifications in Latin America: how the twins can meet?

This chapter provides an overview of the historical evolution and recent trends in Fair Trade (FT) and organic certifications for producer organizations in Latin America. It starts by outlining an FT theory of change and identifying the additional mechanisms by which organic certification can alter ...

Author(s)
Fort, R.; Ruben, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The market versus the state.

This chapter considers the role of the state in public policy (particularly leisure, sport and tourism policies) using the perspective of the academic discipline of economics. The chapter includes: a brief discussion of the current worldwide triumph of capitalism; an outline of the approach of...

Author(s)
Veal, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648033)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Planetary health: human health in an era of global environmental change.

Planetary Health - the idea that human health and the health of the environment are inextricably linked - encourages the preservation and sustainability of natural systems for the benefit of human health. Drawing from disciplines such as public health, environmental science, evolutionary...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book
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Cover for Biofuel commitments in India and international trade.

This chapter examines the consequences of biofuel commitments in India and of biofuel policies in other parts of the world on poverty, welfare, land use, trade, food security, etc. in India to the year 2020. The study uses a general equilibrium model framework and shows that biofuel policies...

Author(s)
Woltjer, G.; Smeets, E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642826)
Type
Book chapter

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