Record nummer 1707392
Titel Creating and fixing qualitative relationships in the world: a study of producer-consumer relations in organic agriculture with fieldwork in Madagascar and Germany : presentation given at the seminar on beta-gamma perspectives on organic agriculture, September 22, 2003, Wageningen
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Cathy Rozel Farnworth
Auteur(s) Farnworth, C.R.
Uitgever Uppsala : University of Agricultural Science
Jaar van uitgave 2003
Pagina's 9 p
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Trefwoorden (cab) biologische landbouw / etiketteren / certificering / kwaliteit van het leven / sociale indicatoren / fair trade / welzijn
Rubrieken Sociale vraagstukken
Publicatie type Congresverslag
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) Human beings exist in an ever-creating world. Like our fellow creatures humans not only are made but participate in this process, in that perpetual interaction which makes the world different to what it was yesterday. This paper argues that human beings in particular create in a specific and unique way, namely through actively seeking to develop and fix a qualitative relationship to the world.The first section explains this idea more fully. The author has studied, and been actively engaged in, three initiatives to create such relationships and the structures necessary for their maintenance in the real world. These initiatives are (1) social certification in organic agriculture, (2) the development of a quality of life index to develop and capture criteria for wellbeing among organic smallholders and plantation workers and (3) the development of a social label to enable consumers to reward ‘more than purely price’ values in the marketplace. The remaining sections provide some theoretical background to each initiative, present indicative findings and outline some concluding thoughts.
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