Exploring Sustainability in theValue Chain: The Case of ‘RoundTable on Responsible Soy’ in Brazil
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The production of soy in Brazil has been linked with serious ecological impacts. In order to curbenvironmental problems, there have been established public-private initiatives such as the “Round Tables”,focused on the creation of standards to make value chains of commodities products more sustainable. Thepresent study focuses on identifying the motives and challenges of the adoption of the Roundtable onResponsible Soy (RTRS) certification amongst Brazilian soy producers.
The results show the adoption of the RTRS among large producer is mainly driven by potential higher pricesand access to new markets. Medium and small producer adopt the scheme in order to improve their technicalcapacity and ability to meet social and environmental regulation. On the other hand lack of demand for RTRS certified soy seems to be the main challenge for producers to adopt the certification. The gained insights willprovide practioners and academics a basis for exploring possible solutions to overcome such challenges and atthe same time, boost the adoption of the RTRS amongst Brazilian producers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 46 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; No. 135
Adoption, Biodiversity/environment, Brazil, (multi-) stakeholder RTRS, Sustainable Global Value Chain, Standard, Sustainability
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-201726OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-201726DiVA: diva2:628875
Subject / course
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2013-05-23, Norrland I (Geocentrum), Villavägen 16,, Uppsala, Sweden, 18:10 (English)
Rotter, Julia, PHD studentMark-Herbert, Cecilia