Firms' adoption of international standards: Evidence from the Ethiopian floriculture sector

M. Gebreeyesus

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Abstract

Global trade in agriculture and food products is increasingly governed
by an array of standards. A survey conducted in 2010 covering all
operational firms in the nascent floriculture industry in Ethiopia
revealed that only 36 per cent have managed to acquire certification for
international private standards. This study uses a census-based panel
dataset from Ethiopian floriculture to empirically examine the
determinants of firms' adoption of international private standards. It
also analyses overall industry level efforts and public-private
partnership to launch and implement a national scheme for Good
Agricultural Practice and build firms' capacity to comply with the
standards.

Key words: standards, certification, floriculture exports, estate farms,
Ethiopia, Africa
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaastricht
PublisherUNU-MERIT
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Publication series

SeriesUNU-MERIT Working Papers
Number007

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