Fairtrade, agrochemical input use, and effects on human health and the environment

Empirical study
Journal article

Published June 2020 by Science Direct. Authored by Sellare, J. , Meemkem, E-M. and Qaim, M.

Summary

It is often assumed that voluntary sustainability standards – such as Fairtrade – could not only improve the socioeconomic wellbeing of smallholder farmers in developing countries but could also help to reduce negative health and environmental impacts of agricultural production. This paper uses data from farmers and rural workers in Cote d'Ivoire to analyze effects of Fairtrade certification on fertilizer and pesticide use, as well as on human health and environmental toxicity.

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Fairtrade, agrochemical input use, and effects on human health and the environment

Empirical study
Journal article

Published June 2020 by Science Direct. Authored by Sellare, J. , Meemkem, E-M. and Qaim, M.

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