Cambridge, United Kingdom
A14 Cambridge England CB21 5LF GB

We explored the potential contribution of sustainability standards to biodiversity conservation and other aspects of agricultural sustainability.

We reviewed the content of 12 major crop standards and quantified their global coverage and potential to contribute to conservation.

We identified countries and crops where certification levels were low

We present examples of ways in which governments, companies, financial institutions, and civil society can work together to scale up and target certification to places where it can have the greatest positive impact.

Lead organization:
Study sector:
Agriculture focus:
Coffee, Tea, Cocoa, Sugarcane, Palm oil, Soy, Cotton
Study type:
Study design & methods:
Quantitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Environmental issues
Primary Research Funders:
Cambridge Conservation Initiative
Research Partner(s):
Rainforest Alliance, University of Cambridge, BirdLife International
Published on:
November 9, 2016
Name of lead contact:
Cath Tayleur