Market access, organic farming and productivity: the effects of Fair Trade addiliation on Thai farmer producers groups

The study analyses the impact of Fair Trade (FT) and organic farming on a sample of FT rice producers in Thailand. It finds that per capita income from agriculture is positively and significantly affected by years of organic certification and FT affiliation. The estimated FT and organic certification contributions to producers’ economic well-being are higher when account is taken of the relatively higher proportion of selfconsumption among affiliated farmers. But the per capita income effect does not translate into higher productivity owing to a concurrent increase in hours worked.


Issue Date:
2012-03
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/204178
Published in:
Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 56, Issue 1
Page range:
117-140
Total Pages:
24




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