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000096437 245__ $$aSouth African Farmers’ Perceptions of the Benefits and Costs of Complying with EUREPGAP to Export Fresh Citrus to the European Union (EU)
000096437 260__ $$c2010-09
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000096437 270__ $$mdarroch@ukzn.ac.za$$pDarroch,   M.A.G.
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000096437 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000096437 520__ $$aA representative stratified random sample of 100 South African farmers from across all
production regions that export fresh citrus to the EU were surveyed during 2007-2008 to
document their perceptions of the benefits and costs of complying with EUREPGAP standards on
citrus exports. Principal Component Analysis identified six broad dimensions of internal benefits
as improved operating/technical performance; regulations compliance and intra-business
benefits; gains in competitiveness; regulations compliance and new market access; benefits from
existing markets; and to overcome non-tariff barriers to entry. Two further dimensions of supply
chain benefits identified by PCA were improved business working relationship and product
quality benefits, and improved cooperation and contractual benefits. The sampled growers thus
perceive operational, technical, safety, management, monetary, marketing and supply chain
benefits from certification. The major costs of implementing EUREPGAP certification related to
initial investment costs and the recurrent annual costs of compliance. The respondents, on
average, spent R70510 on initial compliance costs, mainly for infrastructure, additional
buildings and employees training. Some 60% of respondents spent less than 1% of annual farm
turnover on initial compliance costs, while most of the respondents (84%) spent less than 1% of
annual farm turnover on recurrent costs of compliance. Growers that owned a pack-house had
statistically significantly higher initial and annual costs of compliance. The intra- and inter-firm
benefits and costs of compliance identified by these results indicate factors that policymakers,
and the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa, can focus on to improve the
competitiveness of SA fresh citrus exports to the EU.
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000096437 650__ $$aFarm Management
000096437 6531_ $$aSouth African fresh citrus exports
000096437 6531_ $$aEuropean Union
000096437 6531_ $$aperceived benefits and costs
000096437 6531_ $$aEUREPGAP compliance
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