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SUSTAINABLE FLOWERS ARE SPROUTING IN AFRICA. THE ROLE OF CODES OF CONDUCT IN THE CUT-FLOWER SUPPLY CHAIN
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Social sciences
Information
Abstract
The global cut-flower industry has undergone significant changes during the last two decades. The most relevant one has been the relocation of production to developing regions of Latin America and Africa. African countries ? such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda ? have become the main exporters of cut flowers to the European Union. Flower growers have thrived and cut flowers have become an important source of foreign income and job creation in South and Eastern Africa. However, the social and environmental risks associated to flower exploitations are high. European clients are already demanding sustainable flowers and asking their African suppliers to comply with certain standards and certifications. But for the producers to be able to meet these requirements, a bridge needs to be built: adapted codes of conduct. In this paper, we present the story of the Ethiopian cut-flower industry and how it has developed and implemented successfully its own code of conduct.
International
Si
Congress
20TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
960
Place
Trondheim, Norway
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-82-91917-34-4
Start Date
18/06/2014
End Date
20/06/2014
From page
364
To page
372
Resilience - The New Research Frontier. Proceedings of the 20th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference.
Participants
  • Autor: Maria Inmaculada Borrella Alonso de la Torre (UPM)
  • Autor: Ruth Carrasco Gallego (UPM)
  • Autor: Carlos Mataix Aldeanueva (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Organizaciones Sostenibles
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
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