Our Publications

Our Publications

  • Schouten, G. (Greetje)
Monday, 27 November 2017
Securing access to affordable and nutritious food is an urgent topic on the agenda for development strategies in Africa. Intervention strategies targeting food security triggered a long lasting debate whether science and technology driven interventions could be the panacea for hunger eradication....
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  • Schouten, G. (Greetje)
  • Slingerland, M. (Marije)
  • Hospes, O. (Otto)
  • Kroeze, C. (Carolien)
  • Oosterveer, P. (Peter)
Friday, 20 January 2017
The production and expansion of palm oil have emerged as a major and controversial issue in political and public debates in the North and the South on sustainable food and agriculture. Scientific research has played a marginal role in these debates that are characterized by black and white views on...
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  • Vellema, S.R. (Sietze)
Sunday, 1 January 2017
Theories of change (ToCs) are increasingly used to articulate pathways for interventions and to supportlearning. This responds to the recognition of the complexity of agricultural development. Through twoexamples, this paper examines how ToCs have enabled practitioners to navigate towards impact...
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Sunday, 1 January 2017
In een recent verschenen notitie van de Adviesraad Internationale Vraagstukken wordt een pleidooi gehouden voor 'diplomatie van duurzame ontwikkeling'. Het Nederlandse buitenlandse beleid heeft de laatste jaren sterk ingezet op zogenaamde 'economische diplomatie'. Daarmee lijkt een stap gezet te...
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Wednesday, 2 November 2016
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  • Schouten, G. (Greetje)
  • Vellema, S.R. (Sietze)
  • Van Wijk, J.C.A.C. (Jeroen)
Monday, 18 April 2016
The past two decades saw a rapid proliferation of sustainability standards created by multi-stakeholder partnerships of multinationals and international NGOs. This paper argues that the transformative capacity of these global partnerships to bring about sustainable change largely depends on how well...
Diffusion of global sustainability standards: The institutional fit of the ASC-shrimp standard in Indonesia cover
  • Schouten, G. (Greetje)
  • Bitzer, V. (Verena)
Tuesday, 1 December 2015
The objective of this paper is to understand and trace the emergence of Southern standards in global agricultural value chains. While the trend towards private standards established by developed country or 'Northern' actors has received significant attention in the literature, recently an emergent...
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  • Glasbergen, P. (Pieter)
  • Schouten, G. (Greetje)
Monday, 1 June 2015
Since the mid-1990s, private sustainability standards and certification schemes have aimed to introduce a new paradigm in the trade of agricultural commodities. However, there is still a lot of uncertainty about the transformative capacity of these arrangements. This paper discusses three plausible...
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