Fairtrade Research and Publications


  • Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme evaluation

  • Climate Academy Guide - Kenya 2021

  • Cocoa farmer income: The household income of Fairtrade cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and strategies for improvement

  • How does Fairtrade mitigate violations in global supply chains?

  • Women's access, equity and empowerment: Progress and uptake of the Fairtrade gender strategy

All Publications

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    Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme Monitoring Report, Second Edition

    Published: 16 Dec 2021

    The Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme (WACP) seeks tobuild strong and resilient small-scale producer organizations that are responsive to their members’ and their business partners’ needs. Implemented by Fairtrade Africa and supported by FairtradeInternational, the main WACP interventions are training, coachingand ...

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    Comparative Assessment of Monitoring and Remediation Systems on Child Labour as implemented by Fairtrade Small-scale Producer Organizations

    Published: 10 Dec 2021

    This study compares two types of systems: Fairtrade International’s signature Youth-Inclusive Community-Based Monitoring and Remediation (YICBMR) system and Internal Control Systems (ICS) in four countries: Belize, Dominican Republic, Ghana and India. Both systems were compared on the six criteria established by the ...

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    2020-2021 Annual Report

    Published: 27 Oct 2021

    The future is fair. Our annual report reflects on the challenges of the past year, and the resilience of more than 1.9 million Fairtrade farmers and workers. We share programme and sales data, progress on key priorities, and the framework of our new global strategy. "Together with Fairtrade farmers and workers across the ...

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    The Future is Fair - An introduction to our strategy

    Published: 26 Oct 2021

    Our vision is a world in which all producers enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfill their potential, and decide on their future. This document gives an introduction to our 2021-2025 global strategy, including our objectives and case studies.

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    Fairtrade and climate change: Systematic review, hotspot analysis and survey

    Published: 25 Oct 2021

    Climate change poses a serious threat to agricultural production and to many farmers growing the crops that Fairtrade certifies. Fairtrade International commissioned a study to understand the potential climate change impacts on the production and producers of six major Fairtrade crops. The researchers, from Vrije ...

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    Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme evaluation

    Published: 1 Oct 2021

    The West Africa Cocoa Programme (WACP) was launched in 2016 by Fairtrade International and Fairtrade Africa. The programme’s central principle is that when small-scale producer organizations are strong, resilient and responsive to their members’ needs, and when they and their members have access to resources through the ...

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    Living Income Reference Prices for Vanilla from Uganda and Madagascar

    Published: 1 Oct 2021

    Vanilla has received increasing attention by the global public in recent years. Ongoing high vanilla prices, vanilla theft, and quality problems from vanilla beans harvested before full maturity have brought vanilla repeatedly to the headlines. This is a consequence of the extreme boom-and-bust cycles experienced by the ...

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    Cocoa farmer income: The household income of Fairtrade cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and strategies for improvement

    Published: 28 Jul 2021

    This study is a follow up to a previous study published in 2018, as part of our commitment to understanding and driving progress on cocoa farmers earning a living income, and to transparently sharing what we’re learning so farmers can benefit. The study finds that the incomes of Fairtrade cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire ...

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    Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Overview - Monitoring Report, 12th Edition

    Published: 18 Jun 2021

    This report summarizes data on Fairtrade certified organizations, farmers and workers, production, and Fairtrade Premium earned across all products during 2019. The most recent product specific data can be found under

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    Climate Academy Guide - Kenya 2021

    Published: 2 Jun 2021

    Based experience throughout three years at the Climate Academy in Kenya, Fairtrade has co-created a guide applicable to coffee producers beyond this region. Climate change is everyone’s business and we are happy to share our insights with the coffee industry across the world. Among others, in the guide you will find ...

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