Anne Tallontire

Dr. Anne Marie Tallontire's Details

I am an inter-disciplinary social scientist with over twenty years of experience. My background is in economics, politics and development studies and have research in various parts of Africa, including Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Sudan and South Africa. Much of my recent research focuses on the way in which the private sector, including through corporate social responsibility, affects development. I look at this in two different ways: through a focus on supply chain relationships and also sustainability standards, including fair trade.

I consider who benefits in the supply chain, whose voice is heard in the governance of the supply chain, and the standards that are used to promote sustainability. My experience has largely been I the agri-food sector where I focus on the impacts and perspectives of those at the producer end of the chain. I have undertaken research and consultancy projects for a variety of national and international clients, including UK Department for International Development, Department for Food and Rural Affairs, Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International, Foreign Investment Advisory Service of the World Bank, Ethical Trading Initiative, United Nations Common Fund for Commodities, Food and Agriculture Organization, Hivos.

I am a member of the Fair Trade International Symposium (FTIS) Steering Group and have recently been working with Fairtrade International to reflect on their relationship with academics and the processes of cross-sector collaboration.

Affiliation

SRI, University of Leeds

Location

United Kingdom

Email

a.m.tallontire@leeds.ac.uk

Website

http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/people/a.tallontire

Expertise Keywords

food; certification; standards; coffee; producer organisations; Africa

Publications:

Authors Year Title Journal or Book Other Language Type Link
Anne Tallontire Rebecca Joy Howard Lindsay C Stringer Robert A Marchant 2016 Which “fairness”, for whom, and why? An empirical analysis of plural notions of fairness in Fairtrade Carbon Projects, using Q methodology Environmental Science and Policy 56 pp. 100-109 English Academic Journal Link
Anne Tallontire Rebecca Joy Howard Lindsay C Stringer Robert A Marchant 2015 Unraveling the Notion of “Fair Carbon”: Key Challenges for Standards Development World Development 70 pp. 343-356 English Academic Journal Link
Anne Tallontire Muhaimina Said-Allsopp 2014 Pathways to empowerment?: Dynamics of women’s participation in Global Value Chains. Journal of Cleaner Production 107 pp. 114-121 English Academic Journal Link
Anne Tallontire 2015 Fair Trade and Development in African Agriculture Handbook of Research on Fair Trade, English Academic Journal Link
Valerie Nelson Anne Tallontire 2014 Battlefields of ideas: changing narratives and power dynamics in private standards in global agricultural value chains Agriculture and Human Values 31 (3) pp. 481-497 English Academic Journal Link
Anne Tallontire Muhaimina Said-Allsopp 2014 Enhancing Fairtrade for women workers on plantations: insights from Kenyan agriculture Food Chain 4 pp. 66-77 English Academic Journal Link
Anne Tallontire Valerie Nelson 2013 Fair trade narratives and political dynamics Social Enterprise Journal 9 pp. 28-52 English Academic Journal Link
Anne Tallontire Valerie Nelson
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Maggie Opondo Adrienne Martin
2011 Beyond the vertical? Using value chains and governance as a framework to analyse private standards initiatives in agri-food chains Agriculture and Human Values 28 (3) pp. 427-441.

doi: 10.1007/s10460-009-9237-2

English Academic Journal Link
Anne Tallontire 2002 Challenges Facing Fair Trade and Ethical Sourcing: Which Way Now? Small Enterprise Development (Sep) pp. 12-24 English Journal
Anne Tallontire 2006 The Origins of Alternative Trade and Fairtrade – Moving into the mainstream Ethical Sourcing in the Global Food Chain: Challenges and Opportunities pp. 35-48 English Book Chapter
Anne Tallontire M. E Blowfield 2000 Will the WTO Prevent the Growth of Ethical Trade?: Implications of Potential Changes to WTO Rules for Environmental and Social Standards in the Forest Sector Journal of International Development 12 English Academic Journal
Anne Tallontire Peter Edward 2009 Business and development – Towards re-politicisation Journal of International Development 21 pp. 819-833

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English Academic Journal
Anne Tallontire 2009 Top heavy? Governance issues and policy decisions for the fair trade movement Journal of International Development 21 pp. 1004-1014 English Journal
Anne Tallontire 2002 Assessing the benefits of ethical trade schemes for forest dependent people: a comparative experience from Peru and Ecuador International Forestry Review 4 (2) English Journal
Anne Tallontire 2000 Partnerships in fair trade: reflections from a case study of Cafedirect Development in Practice 10 (2) pp. 166-177 English Journal

Primary Expertise - Fair Trade Research

Discipline

other

Research Interest

I have undertaken research on a range of sustainability standards, including fair trade, particularly in agricultural products. Formerly at the Natural Resources Institute, as part of the Natural Resources and Ethical Trade programme, I am now a Senior Lecturer in the Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. I teach on our sustainability programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, on sustainability and business issues, especially with a focus on developing countries.

Countries of Expertise

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and other parts of Africa