Benchmarking the economic, environmental and societal sustainability indicators of conventional, Fairtrade and organic banana crop in El Oro province, Ecuador
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The sustainability of agricultural systems is a critical issue in particular in developing countries where millions of people depend on agriculture as their primary source of income. In the last years, the demand for certified products, i.e. Fairtrade and organic, has grown considerably so that many producers have adapted their processes to certified standards. This study aims to evaluate the sustainability of the Ecuadorian banana agrisystem benchmarking the conventional against Fairtrade and Organic production. The methodology includes a qualitative analysis directed to identify the criteria for the inclusion of an indicator in the evaluation and categorise the most critical sustainability assessment tools. The report results in the identification of SAFA as the most suitable framework to apply in the assessment. The qualitative analysis of both criteria and frameworks has been undergone with the Deconstruction, a methodology for qualitative analysis derived from philosophy that con...
Fairtrade and organic banana crop