Coffee in the jungle of environmental and social sustainability standards

Title
Coffee in the jungle of environmental and social sustainability standards
Authors
Vagneron, I; Daviron, B
Keywords
certification, coffee, commodities, fair trade, grades, standards, sustainability traditional standards
Issue Date
2012
Publisher
JOHN LIBBEY EUROTEXT LTD
Citation
CAHIERS AGRICULTURES; Vol.21 2-3; 154-161
Abstract
Coffee in the jungle of environmental and social sustainability standards Sustainability standards are flooding global agricultural markets. Such standards however, are not recent: standards for the exchange of grain and tropical products emerged in the 19th century. The objective of this article is to analyse, in a historical perspective, the implications of the transition from traditional standards to sustainability standards on the commoditization/de-commoditization process. We show how early standards and grades contributed to the construction of the category of products called primary commodities and how, after a short attempt at de-commoditization (with the early fair trade and organic standards), sustainability standards have tended towards re-commoditization.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/11267/2117
ISSN
1166-7699
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