Assessing the benefits of ethical trade schemes for forest dependent people: a comparative experience from Peru and Ecuador

Valerie Nelson, Anne Tallontire, and Chris Collinson
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In this paper we consider the social impact of ethical trade schemes, particularly the kinds of benefits ethical trade provides for smallholder farmers and their livelihoods and for sustainable forestry. We focus on two cases, which are linked to the fair trade movement: brazil nuts collected from forests in Peru and cocoa grown under agroforestry conditions in Ecuador. The impact assessment approach used in these studies is explained and the findings outlined […].