Fairtrade Impact

Fairtrade exists to empower farmers and workers. Learn more about the impact we can all have by choosing Fairtrade.


Our impact

Fairtrade’s vision is a world in which all producers can enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfil their potential and decide on their future.

To put this into practice, we place the needs of farmers and workers at the heart of our model, supporting a collaborative, equitable and transparent approach to trade.

How do we know if Fairtrade is having an impact? Put simply, we ask questions and find the answers – conducting and commissioning research, gathering data through audits and consultations, and publishing the results to enable further learning, critique and improvement.

In this section, you'll find key data and analysis, studies and research about Fairtrade, and more.

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Key data resources

  • Fairtrade producers

    An overview of key aggregate data on Fairtrade producer organizations

  • Fairtrade Premium

    An overview of Fairtrade Premium and its impact for Fairtrade producers

  • Global sales

    An overview of Fairtrade global sales figures in recent years

  • Fairtrade production

    See an overview of the latest available data on Fairtrade production worldwide.

Highlights from our library

  • Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Cocoa - Monitoring report, 10th Edition

  • Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Coffee – Monitoring report, 10th Edition

  • Fairtrade: Sustainable trade for sustainable development

  • Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Sugar – Monitoring report, 10th Edition

  • Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Tea – Monitoring report, 10th Edition

  • Participatory analysis of the use and impact of the Fairtrade Premium

  • Measuring our impact

    Understand why and how we track progress and results.

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  • Our theory of change

    See the basis of our work for positive change in the world.

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  • Fairtrade research

    See how we conduct and use research to improve our work.

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  • Impact monitoring

    Explore the findings from our long-term data collection.

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Fairtrade has changed [conditions] a lot... women and men now have the same rights. There are regular working hours, fixed leave days, and significantly improved safety regulations.Rosemary Achieng, supervisor, Panda Flowers Farm, Kenya

Image of white roses at Fairtrade flower farm