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Open Data Barometer - 2013 Global Report, Davies, Tim , (2013) , (Academic Publication)
The Role of Cooperative Organizations in Rural Community Development in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges, Hussain, Muhammad Shehu , Academic Research International , 05/2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, NIGERIA., (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Effect of crude oil price on Cocoa production in Nigeria (1961-2008): A cointergration and error correction modelling approach, Binuomote, S. O., and Odeniyi K. A. , Wilolud Journal, 09/2013, Volume 3, Issue 23, Nigeria, p.30, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Small-scale versus large-scale cocoa farming in Cameroon. Which farm type is more ready for the future?, Fule, Chi Bemieh , Department of Economics, 06/2013, Volume European Erasmus Mundus Master Program: Agricultural Food and Environmental, Uppsala, p.54, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Social Innovation Among Ethnics in Cocoa Farming at Sulawesi, Indonesia , Fahmid, Imam Mujahidin , Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare , 11/2013, Volume Vol.3, Issue 15, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Sustainable cocoa - a matter of taste?, Laven, Anna, and van der Kooij Susanne , Origin Chocolate Event, 10/2013, Royal Tropical Institute , (2013) , (Academic Publication)

Fair Trade and rural development in the Dominican Republic: The case of cocoa farmers of Conacado Group

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TitleFair Trade and rural development in the Dominican Republic: The case of cocoa farmers of Conacado Group
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsCoscione, Marco
End Page13 - pgs.
Date Published2011
Publication LanguageSpanish
KeywordsCaribbean region, certification, chains & relations, Dominican Republic, fair trade, rural development

What does it mean for a country like the Dominican Republic to have 20,000 small producers associated in fair trade organizations? What role should these organizations play in the current national scene, where discussions of different legislation bills are taking place, such as the “National Development Strategy”, or the draft laws of the Institute of Agrarian Reform and Rural Development, of the Solidarity Economy Sector, or the Sovereignty and Food Security and Nutrition Law? These are just some of the questions that may arise while reading the following text. The author’s intention in highlighting these concerns is to analyze the importance of the multidimensional approach that Fair Trade has for the local, rural, sustainable and human development in the Dominican Republic. To reach this goal, the author discusses the case of the cocoa farmers who are members of Conacado.


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