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Thesis Submitted: Effect of Certification on Cacao Smallholders’ Net Incomes

I submitted my thesis for my M.S. in International Agricultural Development: “Evaluating the Effects of Certification on Smallholders’ Net Incomes, with a Focus on Cacao Farmers in Cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire.” I focused on evaluating smallholders’ agronomic and economic outcomes, … Continue reading

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M&E Review: LEI Impact Report on UTZ Certification in Côte d’Ivoire

My posts have become  infrequent due to grad school and now thesis writing (certification impacts on cacao producers’ net incomes in Côte d’Ivoire). UTZ Certified (UTZ) just released a report on cacao certification impacts (PDF) that’s very relevant to my thesis, … Continue reading

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Cacao Travels: Dominican Republic – Yamasá Region & Development Agencies

Welcome to blog #6 on my cacao trip to Grenada and the Dominican Republic (DR), covering visits to development agencies in Santo Domingo; and cacao development projects, YACAO (processor) and FEDOPO (producers) in Yamasá. 1/26/12: USAID-REDDOM. En route to  USAID, … Continue reading

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Cacao Travels: Dominican Republic – CONACADO Northwest

Here’s blog #5 on my cacao trip to Grenada and the Dominican Republic (DR), covering a visit the CONACADO cacao cooperative’s offices and northwestern producer communities. This is a bit long, as it’s meant to inform those interested in the … Continue reading

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Conference Presentation: Key Issues & Best Practices in International Labor

On behalf of FTSLA, I presented at the Organicology Conference, in a session on “Good Work: Best Practices for Domestic and International Labor.” My presentation focused on international labor and trade. My slides are available as a PDF. The rest … Continue reading

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Webinar Presentation: Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies

I coordinated and presented in another webinar for the Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association, focused on “Sustainable Supply Chains: Purchasing Guidelines, Supplier Standards & Certifications.” My presentation focused on the background issues and business case, and slides are available as a PDF. … Continue reading

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Webinar Presentation: Best Practices for Supply Chain Labor

For my work at the Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association, I convened and presented at a webinar on “Fair Labor and Equitable Trade: Pathways for Socially Sustainable Supply Chains.” The webinar included a review of the business case and key … Continue reading

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