Thesis: Impacts of Food Safety Standard on Welfare of Smallholder Producers: The Case of Shrimp Value Chain in Indonesia
Global trade in aquaculture products is governed by an array of food safety standards. Exporting developing countries have to comply with standards imposed by governments of importing countries. Therefore, emerging governance structures in the aquaculture industries of exporting countries tend to be shaped by food safety requirements of buyer countries. While implementing food safety standards at the smallholder level in developing exporting countries can enhance product competitiveness and raise farm income, there are challenges in implementing such standards along the vertical value chain.
This research aims to identify the governance structure of the shrimp value chain in Indonesia; analyse the determinants of seafood safety standard implementation and its impact on smallholder welfare; and investigate the determinants of market channel participation for shrimp farmers. The results of this study are expected to assist in the design of policies to enhance competitiveness by enhancing seafood safety and to increase smallholder welfare in Indonesia.
Why my research is important
This research will contribute to literature by proving insight on whether participation in certification schemes to meet food safety standards improves the welfare of smallholder shrimp farmers, the determinants of adoption of certification schemes and its influence on choice of marketing channels.