Standards for Small Producer Organizations

The Faitrade Standard for Small Producer Organizations applies to small-scale producers that supply Fairtrade products:

Principles underlying this standard

These principles, which underly the Standard, apply to all small-scale producers certified by Fairtrade.

  • Members must be small-scale producers. The majority of the members of the organization must be smallholders who don’t depend on hired workers all the time, but run their farm mainly by using their own and their family’s labour.
  • Democracy. Profits should be equally distributed among the producers. All members have a voice and vote in the decision-making process of the organization.

Download Standard for Small Producer Organizations

This standard applies to all small producer organizations certified by Fairtrade and is valid from 1 February 2014. It comes into force on 1 April, 2014 and will be applied to all audits from that date onward. It supersedes all previous versions.

  Fairtrade Standard for Small Producer Organizations - version 01.05.2011_v1.2

  Criterio de Comercio Justo Fairtrade para Organizaciones de Pequeños Productores

  Standard du Commerce Equitable Fairtrade pour les Organisations de Petit Producteurs

  Critério de Comércio Justo Fairtrade para Organizações de Pequenos Produtores

 

For information on the changes made since the previous version, see:

Main Changes Document

Documento sobre los Principales Cambios

Document de Changements Principaux

Mudanças Principais nos Critérios

 

Product standards for small producer organizations

Additional Standards apply to small producer organizations supplying particular products. Part of the standards also applies to the companies that trade with them.

You can download these standards below.

Cereals / Cereales / Céréales

Cereals in this Standard refer to quinoa, rice, fonio.

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The explanatory documents below provide guidance on how to improve the environmental sustainability of production and processing of quinoa.

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Cocoa / Cacao / Cacao / Cacau

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Cocoa conversion rates for mass balance - Q&A

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Guidance documents on productivity and quality improvement are available on the following webpage: http://www.fairtrade.net/cocoa.html.

 

Coffee / Café / Café / Café

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The content of this standard was reviewed in April 2011. For information on the changes, please see the following main changes document.

Main changes document 

Documento de los cambios principales

Document sur les principaux changements

Documento sobre as principais mudanças

Guidance documents on productivity and quality improvement, and on price risk management strategies are available on the following webpage: http://www.fairtrade.net/coffee.html.

Fibre crops (including cotton) / Plantas para fibras (incluyendo algodón) / Les plantes à fibres (incl. coton)

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Fresh Fruit (including banana and wine grapes) / Fruta Fresca (incluyendo bananos y uvas de vino) / Fruits frais (incl. bananes et raisins pour le vin) / Fruta Fresca

Fairtrade Fresh Fruit are all varieties of fresh fruit for which Fairtrade Prices exist. This includes:

  • citrus fruits: oranges, tangerines, mandarines, clementines, satsumas, lemons, limes and grapefruits
  • ‘oranges for juice’ (sold to be exported to a consumer country and then processed into juice in that country)
  • “deciduous fruits”:  apples, pears, apricots, peaches, cherries, nectarines, plums
  • wine grapes

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Premium reporting template for banana

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Herbs, Herbal Teas & Spices / Hierbas Aromáticas y Especias e Infusiones de Hierbas / Les herbes et les tisanes & les épices

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  Herbs and Spices list

Fact Sheet Herbs and Spices

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Honey / Miel / Miel / Mel

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Nuts / Nueces / Noix

Nuts mean the unroasted nut kernels of peanut, cashew, macadamia, and brazil nuts; apricot seeds, shelled almonds and walnuts.

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Oilseeds and Oleaginous fruit / Semillas y frutos oleaginosos / Graines et fruits oléagineux

Fairtrade oilseeds and oleaginous fruits include coconuts, olives and olive oil, soya beans, natural white sesame seed and shea tree nuts which are defined as dried and roasted shea kernels processed into shea butter.

Note: for coconuts worldwide (except Oceania): secondary products of coconuts include the water, the husk and the shell and derivatives of these products.

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Prepared and Preserved Fruit and Vegetables / Frutas y Verduras Preparadas y Conservadas / Les Fruits et les Légumes Preparés et Conservés

This Standard includes all types of dried fruit, fruit juices and dried vegetables for which Fairtrade Prices exist. For traders, it also includes fruits which have been processed in the supply chain that were originally certified under the Fresh Fruit Standard.

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Secondary Products / Productos Secundarios

Secondary products and their derivatives have been included in the scope of Fairtrade certification. For further information on the definition, pricing rules and non-exhaustive list of secondary products and their derivatives please see the Explanatory Note for Secondary Products.

   FLO Standards Announcement

   Explanatory note

   Fairtrade Secondary Product List

 

Tea / Té / Thé / Châ

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Timber / Madera / Madeira

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Vegetables, incl. Pulses and Potatoes / Verduras, incl. legumbres y papas / Lés légumes, incl. pommes de terre et légumes secs

Fairtrade Vegetables are all varieties of fresh vegetables, potatoes and pulses for which Fairtrade Prices exist.

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