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Academic publications

Some Challenges in the Cocoa industry, Etoa, Pierre , Chocoa 2014, 03/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014, Potts, Jason, and Lynch Matthew , 06/2014, p.135-155, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
FAIR TRADE – CONTRADICTING OR COMPLEMENTING SE? A critical research on RISE's Fair Trade activities within a social entrepreneurial framework, Gottlieb, Mikkel , Department Psychology and Eduction, 06/2014, Volume Social Entrepreneurship and Management, Roskilde, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Open Data Barometer - 2013 Global Report, Davies, Tim , (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Challenges of farmers’ innovativeness in central zone, Tigray, Ethiopia A, Gebre, Girma Gezimu, and Zegeye Dawit Mamo , International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research, 05/2014, Volume 2, Issue 5, Ethiopia, p.223, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Partnerships intervening in global food chains: the emergence of co-creation in standard-setting and certification, Vellema, Sietze, and van Wijk Jeroen , Journal of Cleaner Production, 04/2014, Volume XXX, Netherlands, p.9, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
SOLOMON ISLANDS COCOA VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS, Vadnjal, Dan, and Pelomo Moses , 04/2014, p.35, (2014) , (Academic Publication)

Enhancing the sustainability of commodity supply chains in tropical forest and agricultural landscapes's picture
TitleEnhancing the sustainability of commodity supply chains in tropical forest and agricultural landscapes
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsNewton, Peter, Agrawal Arun, and Wollenberg Lini
Date Published08/2013
InstitutionElsevier Global Environmental Change
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscommodity production, framework, interventions

The rapid expansion of the production of agricultural commodities such as beef, cocoa, palm oil, rubber and soybean is associated with high rates of deforestation in tropical forest landscapes. Many state, civil society and market sector actors are engaged in developing and implementing innovative interventions that aim to enhance the sustainability of commodity supply chains by affecting where and how agricultural production occurs, particularly in relation to forests. These interventions – in the form of novel or moderated institutions and policies, incentives, or information and technology – can influence producers directly or achieve their impacts indirectly by influencing consumer, retailer and processor decisions. However, the evidence base for assessing the impacts of these interventions in reducing the negative impacts of commodity agriculture production in tropical forest landscapes remains limited, and there has been little comparative analysis across commodities, cases, and countries. Further, there is little consensus of the governance mechanisms and institutional arrangements that best support such interventions.

We develop a framework for analyzing commodity supply chain interventions by different actors across multiple contexts.The framework can be used to comparatively analyze interventions and their impacts on commodity production with respect to the spatial and temporal scales over which they operate, the groups of supply chain actors they affect, and the combinations of mechanisms upon which they depend.


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