The role of certification in the Brazilian fruit sector [O Papel da certificação na fruticultura Brasileira]

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Dorr, A.C.; Grote, Ulrike: The role of certification in the Brazilian fruit sector [O Papel da certificação na fruticultura Brasileira]. In: Revista de Economia Contemporanea 13 (2009), Nr. 3, S. 539-571. DOI:

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Certification systems play an important role in any market that is bur- dened with a high degree of information asymmetry and quality uncertainty. Thus, producers and exporters of fresh fruit in developing countries like Brazil are in- creasingly required to demonstrate the safety and traceability of their produce up to the consumption stage. This paper aims at presenting a comparative analysis of the different certification schemes applied to fruit production in Brazil. A survey of 303 grape and mango farmers was conducted in 2006 in the Juazeiro and Petrolina re- gions of the São Francisco Valley. The results of the certification schemes adopted by grape farmers show that GlobalGAP certified ones have higher productivity. The income of farmers with one certificate is higher than that of those with two certifi- cates. The comparative analysis of small and medium farms concludes that there is no evidence of the marginalization of small farmers.
License of this version: CC BY 4.0
Document Type: article
Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2009
Appears in Collections:Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

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2 image of flag of China China 4 4.08%
3 image of flag of United States United States 3 3.06%
4 image of flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 2 2.04%
5 image of flag of Brazil Brazil 2 2.04%
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7 image of flag of Russian Federation Russian Federation 1 1.02%
8 image of flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 1 1.02%
9 image of flag of Argentina Argentina 1 1.02%
10 image of flag of Asia/Pacific Region Asia/Pacific Region 1 1.02%
    other countries 2 2.04%

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