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Green Trade Organizations: Striving for Fair Benefits from Trade in Non-wood Forest Products

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dc.contributor.author Dürbeck, Klaus
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-26T19:51:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-26T19:51:42Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8399
dc.description.abstract "A sampling of organizations and alliances that bring together producers and traders committed to ecological, economic and social sustainability. Green trade organizations aim to secure sustainable supply systems and to ensure benefits to local people from national, regional and international trade. These organizations promote trade practices that adhere to the principles of sustainable development in all its facets: ecological sustainability (use and conservation), economic sustainability (productivity) and social sustainability (equity). The main handicap of those involved in production and trade of non-wood forest products (NWFPs). from indigenous peoples' associations to private-sector enterprises, is the lack of market information and market access and the difficulty of obtaining information on appropriate processing technologies for their products. Green trade organizations can help improve access to national and/or international markets for NWFP producers, especially those in developing countries, and at the same time provide guidance on increasing added value for their agricultural and forest products. In addition, they can assist in the export of products, thus helping to provide foreign exchange for the home country." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject forest products en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.subject equity en_US
dc.subject trade en_US
dc.title Green Trade Organizations: Striving for Fair Benefits from Trade in Non-wood Forest Products en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Unasylva en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 50 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 9-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 198 en_US

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