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Selling Green: Agri-Environmental Certifications in Ontario

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dc.contributor.advisor FitzGibbon, John
dc.contributor.author Bell, Dana
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-24T19:08:15Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-24T19:08:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-03
dc.date.created 2013-03-22
dc.date.issued 2013-05-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/7148
dc.description.abstract Utilizing a multiple account benefit-cost framework, this paper will identify and examine three different types of certifications in Ontario: market-driven, regulatory and voluntary. These three types of certification will provide the basis for the analysis of the distribution of benefits and costs in certification programs in the following three case studies: Local Food Plus, Canadian Quality Milk and the Canada- Ontario Environmental Farm Plan. From farmer to fork, the benefits and costs of certifications will be analyzed and best practices from these case studies will be identified. Indicators for success in certifications and recommendations for application in Ontario will be explored. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of Guelph/ Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Research Program en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject certifications en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject Ontario en_US
dc.subject Local Food Plus en_US
dc.subject Canadian Quality Milk en_US
dc.subject Environmental Farm Plan en_US
dc.title Selling Green: Agri-Environmental Certifications in Ontario en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Rural Planning and Development en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (Planning) en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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