Advantages and Disadvantages of Certification

Advantages of certification
1. The major plus is to the environment via sustainable practices used in these plantations
2. The entity going in for certification benefits by being recognised by their competitors, consumers and other stakeholders for their environmentally appropriate, and socially beneficial practices

The downside of certification
1. Cost of complying with the standards
2. Market may not be readily available for green products, and until such market linkages are established small farmers/companies do not find it lucrative/economically viable to move down the path of eco-certification