Small farmers’ preferences for the design of certification schemes: Does gender matter?

Farmers’ preferences for sustainability certification are analyzed, building on a choice experiment conducted with smallholder coffee growers in Uganda. Farmers have positive general attitudes towards certification. While they dislike bans of productivity-enhancing inputs, benefits associated with agricultural training and special female support are appreciated. Many also see requirements that have to be met for certification as a welcome nudge to invest in better farm management and quality upgrading. Gender-disaggregated data reveal that female farmers have a higher preference for sustainability certification than male farmers. Also within households, significant preference heterogeneity between males and females is found for some certification attributes.

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Working or Discussion Paper
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2192-3248 (Other)
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JEL Codes:
Q01; Q12; Q13; Q18
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GlobalFood Discussion Papers

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