Knowledge for a sustainable world

Development Programme:
Sustainable Trade and Responsible Business

Theme 1: Inclusive, sustainable value chain development

Theme 2: Sustainable Landscapes

Theme 3: Responsible Business and Global Value Chains

Theme 4: Sustainability Governance & Power Relations

  • Nelson, V. and M. Flint (in press) ‘Critical reflections on Responsible Business Initiatives and systemic constraints for achieving a Safe and Just Operating Space for Humanity’. Chapter in ‘Business and Development’ Routledge
  • Nelson, V. and A. Tallontire (2014) 'Battlefields of ideas: Changing narratives and power dynamics in private standards in global agricultural value chains'. Special Issue of Journal of Agriculture and Human Values). June 2014, Vol, (Online) (In Press) (doi:10.1007/s10460-014-9512-8)
  • Nelson, V., Tallontire, A., Opondo, M. and Martin, A. (2014) ‘Pathways of Transformation or Transgression? Power Relations, Ethical Space and Labour Rights in Kenyan Cut Flower Value Chains’, in Goodman, M., Sage, C., (Eds.), Food transgressions: Making sense of contemporary food politics. Aldershot, Ashgate
  • Tallontire, A, Nelson, V. and Opondo, M. (2013) 'Contingent spaces for smallholder participation in GlobalGAP: insights from Kenyan horticulture value chains' The Geographical Journal, 24 OCT 2013, DOI: 10.1111/geoj.12047
  • Nelson, V. and Tallontire, A. (2012) Narrative framings and power dynamics in private standards and global agri-food chains’. Paper presented at the international workshop, "Governing Sustainable Agriculture through Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives: Participation, knowledge and networks in action"Montpellier 12-14 December 2012. CIRAD, France
  • Tallontire, A. and Nelson, V. (2013) ‘Fair trade narratives and political dynamics’. Social Enterprise Journal. Vol. 9, Issue 1 (pp28-52).
  • Nelson, V. and Tallontire, A. (2012), ‘Political dynamics of Fairtrade’ Presentation made at the Fairtrade International Symposium, Liverpool, April, 2012 (FTIS)
  • Nelson, V. (2010), ‘Pathways of Power in African agri-food chains’. Presentation at STEPS Conference 2010, Pathways to Sustainability: Agendas for a new politics of environment, development and social justice
  • Tallontire, A., Nelson, V., Opondo, M. and Martin, A. (2010) Politics of Private Standards: Briefing 1, Dec. 2010.
  • Phillips, D. (2009) ‘Global Sugar and Fair Trade’. Food Ethics 4:2, pp.26-27.  Food Ethics Council
  • Tallontire, A.M, Opondo, M., Nelson, V. and Martin, A. (2009) ‘Beyond the vertical? Using value chains and governance as a framework to analyse private standards initiatives in agri-food chains’ Agriculture and Human Values. doi:10.1007/s10460-009-9237-2

Theme 5: Sustainability Standards & Supply Chain Initiatives

Theme 6: Fairtrade Effectiveness & Impacts