Publications

Measuring Smallholder Incomes: Towards Better Alignment and Reporting of Farm Economic Metrics

This working paper is a joint initiative by the ISEAL Alliance, Sustainable Food Lab, and COSA to align various metric protocols and guidance on farm economics. The paper is not [...]

2017-04-28T15:52:28+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: Publications|Comments Off on Measuring Smallholder Incomes: Towards Better Alignment and Reporting of Farm Economic Metrics

Meeting Sustainability Goals: Voluntary Sustainability Standards and the Role of the Government

The 2nd Flagship Report of UNFSS seeks to further dissect the interplay between VSS and public governance processes by striving to answer the following question: What are the optimal dynamics between public policy processes and voluntary sustainability standards to ensure sustainability objectives are most effectively met?

2017-04-28T16:53:07+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Categories: Publications|0 Comments

Impacts of Certifications on Organized Small Coffee Farmers in Kenya

This paper unveils new methodological advancements that will contribute to improving how to assess the impact of sustainability initiatives. The work is a part of the ‘Demonstrating and Improving Poverty [...]

2017-04-28T15:53:23+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Categories: Publications|Comments Off on Impacts of Certifications on Organized Small Coffee Farmers in Kenya

Towards a Shared Approach for Smallholder Performance Measurement: Common Metrics and Indicators

This shared approach represents an unique alignment on a common core set of simple indicators for measuring farm sustainability; they are based mostly on COSA indicators and were refined within a community of practice with leading standards organizations, agri-food companies, NGOs, and development agencies. While useful for impact evaluation, these indicators are proposed primarily for performance monitoring.

2017-04-28T15:32:03+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Categories: Publications|0 Comments

Testing the Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI)

The 2nd Flagship Report of UNFSS seeks to further dissect the interplay between VSS and public governance processes by striving to answer the following question: What are the optimal dynamics between public policy processes and voluntary sustainability standards to ensure sustainability objectives are most effectively met?

2017-04-28T15:51:43+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Categories: Publications|0 Comments