Standards and Agro-Food Exports (SAFE): Identifying Challenges and Outcomes for Developing Countries
This is a research and capacity building programme involving researchers in the Research Group on Trade and Development, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania and the University of Copenhagen.
It examines the role of food safety, social, labour and environmental standards in trade of agro-food products, with particular focus on the impacts of these standards on developing country producers and exporters.
The programme, running from 2005 to 2010, is funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Consultative Research Committee for Development Research (FFU). Some of the individual projects are funded by the Danish Social Science Research Council (FSE). The organics project is funded by Export Promotion of Organic Products from Africa (EPOPA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) , the International Trade Centre (ITC) and FFU.
Overall description of the SAFE programme (pdf file, 49 KB)
The SAFE programme ended in October 2010 and its home pages will no longer be maintained.