Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104816
Authors: 
Chiputwa, Brian
Qaim, Matin
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
GlobalFood Discussion Papers 52
Abstract: 
Sustainability standards are gaining in importance in global markets for high-value foods. While previous research has shown that participating farmers in developing countries may benefit through income gains, nutrition impacts have hardly been analysed. We use survey data from smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda - certified under Fairtrade, Organic, and UTZ - to analyse impacts on food security and dietary quality. Estimates of instrumental variable models and simultaneous equation systems show that certification increases calorie and micronutrient consumption, mainly through higher incomes and improved gender equity. In certified households, women have greater control of coffee production and monetary revenues from sales.
Subjects: 
private standards
smallholder farmers
nutrition impact
gender
Uganda
JEL: 
I32
L15
O12
Q13
Q17
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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