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Fairtrade Research and Publications

Highlights

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

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

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

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

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

  • The external costs of banana production: a global study

All Publications

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    Fairtrade: Sustainable trade for sustainable development

    Published: 17 Sep 2019

    For three decades we have helped get fairer deals for farmers and workers in developing countries, and now we are a significant driver of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Fairtrade has a crucial role in sustainable development. Nearly all the 169 targets which underpin the global goals are somehow related to food ...

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

    Published: 6 Sep 2019

    The global sugar industry is vast and complex. Around 80 percent of the world’s sugar is derived from sugarcane. It is grown by millions of small-scale farmers and plantation workers in developing countries before entering the sugarcane supply chain, which comprises factories/mills, refiners, wholesalers, traders and ...

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

    Published: 20 Aug 2019

    Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world, surpassed only by water. Most tea is produced on large estates employing hundreds or thousands of workers in East Africa and Southeast Asia. But there are also a number of small tea producers organized through co-operatives and associations who sell their ...

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

    Published: 5 Jul 2019

    Note: We began reporting key monitoring data differently starting with 2017 figures. Product-specific reports for the top seven Fairtrade products by volume are being added as they become available. The Fairtrade banana sector is going from strength to strength. Sales figures are increasing, as are the number of certified ...

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

    Published: 19 Jun 2019

    Note: We began reporting key monitoring data differently starting with 2017 figures. Product-specific reports for the top seven Fairtrade products by volume are being added as they become available. Fairtrade first began certifying flowers in 2001 to address labour rights and environmental challenges in the industry and ...

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    Literature review on public attitudes to fair trade and ethical consumption

    Published: 10 May 2019

    Trade Fair, Live Fair launched in 2017, is a three-year project funded by the European Union (EU) that brings together 21 organizations, including Fairtrade International, in the fair trade and ethical fashion movements across Europe to mobilize European citizens to drive changes towards achieving sustainable consumption ...

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    Participatory analysis of the use and impact of the Fairtrade Premium

    Published: 18 Feb 2019

    Researchers from LISIS conducted a mixed-methods-based study to analyze how the Fairtrade Premium has been used by Fairtrade organizations and how it generates benefits for Fairtrade producers and their communities. Five cases were explored: a coffee/cocoa small-scale producer organization (SPO) in Peru, a cocoa SPO in ...

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    Life cycle assessment cut roses

    Published: 12 Feb 2019

    This study was conducted by Treeze, a life-cycle assessment consultancy, and commissioned by Fairtrade International and the Migros-Genossenschafts Bund (MGB) in Switzerland to update the available data on the environmental impacts of cut roses from different origins destined for the Swiss market. The study used primary ...

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    The external costs of banana production: a global study

    Published: 6 Feb 2019

    While it has long been accepted that the commercial production of bananas has negative impacts on the environment and on society, these ‘external costs’ have never been methodically evaluated or captured in prices. Increasingly, however, businesses are being required to internalize such external costs by stakeholders in ...

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    Small Producer Organization (SPO) development, strengthening and resilience

    Published: 17 Dec 2018

    Researchers from Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in the Netherlands conducted a qualitative baseline study of 55 small-scale producer organizations (farmer cooperatives) in six countries – Côte d’Ivoire, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico and Peru. The objective of the research was to provide insights into the conditions, ...

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