Working papers, Department of Economics, WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
An empirical assessment of Fairtrade: A perspective for low- and middle-income countries?
Abstract: This paper presents the first cross-country empirical
evidence on the determinants of participation in Fairtrade and the impact
of the export of Fairtrade certified products on agricultural growth in low
and middle income countries. Using the number of certified producer
organizations per country in 2006-2010 as a proxy for Fairtrade exports,
estimation results indicate a small but significantly positive effect on
the growth rate of per capita value added in agriculture that is largest in
upper middle income countries. Given the particularly poverty-reducing
effect of agricultural growth, we find empirical evidence that Fairtrade
certification is indeed able to deliver its core values, but misses to
target the very poor.
Keywords: Fairtrade, agriculture, growth, poverty; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: D3,; O1; (follow links to similar papers)
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