Private-Sector Standards and National Schemes for Good Agricultural Practices: Implications for Exports of Fresh Fruit and Veg
June 20, 2008 |
Private-Sector Standards and National Schemes for Good Agricultural Practices: Implications for Exports of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables from sub-Saharan Africa Experiences of Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda
This UNCTAD study elaborates on crucial issues in complying with private-sector standards, in particular with GLOBALGAP, as an increasingly important element of market access for FFV exported from SSA. It draws on case studies in several SSA countries, and also provides an interregional perspective based on similar analyses conducted in South and Central America and South East Asia. It raises pertinent issues and ways of conceptualizing and shaping proactive approaches to GAP schemes that meet external market access requirements while securing maximum developmental benefits. In particular, it examines how such approaches could contribute to pro-poor development strategies.