Marie-Christine Renard, born in Belgium is professor and researcher at the Department of Rural Sociology of Chapingo University in Mexico.
She is sociologist from the University of Louvain in Belgium, studied a Master degree in Social Anthropology in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Ph.D. in Rural Studies (Sociology) at the University of Toulouse le-Mirail in France.
She has carried out research on peasants and Indian movements in Chiapas, on the coffee commodity chain and market, on quality certification in agrofood and on Fair Trade: her Ph.D. dissertation (“the interstices of globalization: al label (Max Havelaar) for the small coffee producers”) is a pioneer work on Fair Trade. Currently she is working on the mainstreaming of Fair Trade and quality certified products and governance in the agrofood system.
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