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 was updated May 2011. For information on the changes, see:
Supplemental documents to this standard
These documents will guide producers with the implementation of the Fairtrade development plan.
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.
Coffee / Café / Café / Café
The content of this standard was reviewed in April 2011. For information on the changes, please see the following main changes document.
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.
Gold / Oro
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.
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