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Certification analysis SAN - Sustainable Agriculture Network - in organizations in Brazil

Grant number: 15/14337-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2015
Effective date (End): September 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy
Principal Investigator:Érica Pugliesi
Grantee:Ana Flávia de Roland Padilha
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Brazil's economy is based on primary products, making it one of the world leaders in production and export of food. Agriculture faces challenges such as meeting the growing demand for food and agricultural products. To this end, there is the need for environmental management, economic and social appropriate in order to obtain favorable conditions for agricultural production. One of the initiatives with regard to sustainability in the sector is the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) that uses the Rainforest Alliance Certified (RAC) to identify products and certified operations based on the International Standard for Sustainable Agriculture, which takes into account issues environmental, social and economic. Brazil is among countries with the largest area in the world certified to the SAN system, it fits among the most important globally. The objective of this research is to analyze the compliance with certification RAS in certified organizations in Brazil, from the quantification of nonconformities generated by the audits to obtain or maintain certification. From this, you can check whether there is a relationship between the nonconformities and the type of crop produced and regions where certified organizations are located. Finally, the analyzes will identify the benefits generated by the enterprises certification. It is expected that with the publication of the results, there is a contribution to an advance in research in the area of agricultural certification and certification of new organizations.

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