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Jan Per Bethge
Sustainability Certification
Comparative analysis of different approaches, their implementation and Impacts using the examples of Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance in the cocoa sector of Ghana
Reihe: Neue Kölner Genossenschaftswissenschaft
Bd. 8, 2014, 144 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90396-9

Sustainability certification is generally seen as a promising tool to improve environmental, social and economic activities along global value chains of commodities. Relying on theories of new institutionalism, this book locates sustainability certification programs as forms of private governance in the broader categorical framework of global governance and compares two prominent programs. It studies commonalities and differences of Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance on the program level and analyzes their implementation and impacts on the livelihoods of cocoa farmers in Ghana.

Jan Per Bethge studied social science at the University of Cologne and works in the field of sustainable consumption and production, with a focus on sustainable supply chains.

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