- Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 45 Issue 3, 2017
- This study analyzes the participation decision and income impacts of fair-trade coffee certification on small-scale coffee producers in the Araku valley in India using panel data for 183 households and endogenous-switching and quantile regression methods. The results show that fair trade certification has a positive effect on income; the income of certified farmers is 17 percent higher on average than the income of uncertified coffee producers. Furthermore, fair trade certification has a “bottom of the pyramid” effect in that the largest income gains accrue to farmers in the poorer quantiles.
- URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/agricultural-and-resource-economics-review/issue/473C2AB8DB809F3FE5307D352A45DC1A
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