African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6688

Full Length Research Paper

Certification rules for the fruit agri-business

Ana Cristina G. Castro Silva
  • Ana Cristina G. Castro Silva
  • College of Production Engineering, Federal University of São Francisco Valley, Juazeiro Campus, 48902-300, Bahia, Brazil
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Ava Santana Barbosa
  • Ava Santana Barbosa
  • Graduate Program In Industrial Engineering, Federal University of Bahia, The Polytechnic School, 40210-630, Bahia, Brazil.
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Cristiano Hora de O. Fontes
  • Cristiano Hora de O. Fontes
  • Graduate Program In Industrial Engineering, Federal University of Bahia, The Polytechnic School, 40210-630, Bahia, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 08 November 2013
  •  Accepted: 28 August 2014
  •  Published: 08 September 2014

Abstract

Orcharding is an activity with a high multiplier effect on income and it represents one of the main alternatives for the generation of employment in the development of agribusiness in Brazil. Certification aims to raise the standards of quality, adding value to the product and may contribute to competitiveness in the fruit industry as it is an important requirement for entry the international market. This paper conducts a systematic review of the scientific literature about the trade requirements and procedures required for the export of fruit, mapping the intellectual production developed over the last ten years. The universe of data collection comprised databases (SciELO, Scopus and Science Direct), Brazilian journals and conference proceedings in the area, following a standard literature search for systematic coherent keywords. The results show that the consumer is more aware about the whole supply chain and that the certification produces benefits not only related to the production process but also associated to environmental and social sustainability.

 

Key words: Certification, fruit and literature review.