FAO COMMODITIES AND TRADE TECHNICAL PAPER
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Value-adding standards in the North American food market
Trade opportunities in certified products for developing countries

by
Alice Byers
Volunteer, FAO Trade and Markets Division
Daniele Giovannucci (for Chapter 3)
Consultant

and
Pascal Liu
Economist, FAO Trade and Markets Division

Edited by
Pascal Liu



FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 2008


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I (388 KB)

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CHAPTER 1. PRIVATE STANDARDS IN THE VALUE CHAIN
1. Introduction
2. Objective and scope of the study
3. Methodology
4. Overview of the North American market for certified agricultural products

CHAPTER 2. CERTIFIED FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
1. Overview of the market for fruit and vegetables in North America
2. Organic fruits and vegetables
3. Fair trade fruits
4. Rainforest Alliance (RA) certified fruits
5. Other certification programmes
6. Market prospects for developing country suppliers of certified fruit and vegetables


Part II (384 KB)

CHAPTER 3. CERTIFIED COFFEE
1. Overview of the North American coffee market
2. Certified coffee
3. Costs and benefits to developing country suppliers

Chapter 4. CERTIFIED COCOA
1. Overview of the North American cocoa market
2. Current market situation for certified cocoa
3. Market prospects for certified cocoa

CONCLUSIONS
REFERENCES
LIST OF RESPONDENTS