Publication

Voluntary standards: Impacting smallholders' market participation


Voluntary standards are rules, guidelines or characteristics about a product or a process. They are not mandatory regulations, but are used voluntarily by producers, processors, retailers and consumers. These voluntary standards are usually developed by private sector actors (e.g. firms or consortiums), representatives of civil society, or public sector agencies [...]

Subject:
  Agribusiness development,     Food quality assurance and certification
AGS main series:
  Policy brief
Author:
  P. Santacoloma; A. Loconto
Publisher:
  FAO
Issue Number:
  1
Year:
  2013
Language:
  English
URL (link to the individual doc/info):
  http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/mh099e/mh099e.pdf