Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2018.12.014
Title: Politics in participatory guarantee systems for organic food production
Authors: MONTEFRIO, MARVIN JOSEPH FONACIER 
JOHNSON, ALAINE TAYLOR
Keywords: Social Sciences
Geography
Regional & Urban Planning
Public Administration
3RD-PARTY CERTIFICATION
GLOBALIZATION
EMBEDDEDNESS
GOVERNANCE
CALIFORNIA
NETWORKS
LAND
FARM
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2019
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Citation: MONTEFRIO, MARVIN JOSEPH FONACIER, JOHNSON, ALAINE TAYLOR (2019-01-01). Politics in participatory guarantee systems for organic food production. JOURNAL OF RURAL STUDIES 65 : 1-11. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2018.12.014
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Abstract: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd In response to the neoliberal regulation of the organic agri-food sector through third-party certification (TPC), participatory guarantee systems (PGS) are advocated for their potential to promote food sovereignty, inclusivity, and grassroots empowerment. However, we show that in the Philippines, farming groups adopting PGS encounter politics that manifests as tensions and contradictions in the imagination and practice of this seemingly more transformative organic guarantee system. Based on qualitative research, we observed how some members continue to aspire for TPC resulting in cases of double certification (i.e. members having both PGS and TPC). Such contradiction encounters varying levels of contestation, which we attribute to the local particularities of the two PGS systems and the broader structural conditions that continue to privilege TPC. Rather than frame PGS as co-opted by the dominant neoliberalised organic agri-food sector, we emphasise possibilities for farmers’ autonomy in negotiating these tensions.
Source Title: JOURNAL OF RURAL STUDIES
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/155156
ISSN: 07430167
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2018.12.014
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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