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Ghana
Ecuador
Kenya
India
Unnamed Road Atebubu Brong Ahafo GH

The rationale for the study was the need to fill gaps in the evidence about the poverty impact of the different sustainability standards. The main research questions were:
Do voluntary standards have an impact on the poverty and livelihoods of smallholders, outgrowers and hired labourers and their organisations? If so what kind? Are voluntary standards effective mechanisms for tackling poverty?

Lead organization:
Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
Study sector:
Agriculture
Agriculture focus:
Coffee, Tea
Certification:
Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified
Study design & methods:
Control group(s) / counterfactual, Before and after comparison
Study scope:
Economic issues
Name of lead contact:
Valerie Nelson