Library

Fairtrade Research and Publications

Highlights

  • Supporting Fairtrade Farmers and Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic - 2021 Survey results

  • Fairtrade position and recommendations on deforestation regulation

  • 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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    Implementing Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence

    Published: 3 Aug 2022

    The guidebook, titled Implementing Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence: Why and how to align your policies and processes with HREDD, is a global first that aims to strengthen the position of farmers and workers in global supply chains and arm them with the know-how to influence companies on HREDD practices and ...

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    Assessing the Impact of Fairtrade on Poverty Reduction and Economic Resilience through Rural Development

    Published: 10 Jun 2022

    Fairtrade Germany and Fairtrade Austria commissioned Mainlevel Consulting to implement an applied research project that aims at identifying the contribution of Fairtrade on poverty reduction through rural development. The research assesses Fairtrade’s contribution across four different sustainability dimensions – economic ...

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    Evaluation and baseline research with small producer organizations producing Fairtrade sugar: Belize country report

    Published: 3 Jun 2022

    RMI Services Ltd. (RMI) and Overseas Development Institute (ODI) conducted research to measure the impact of Fairtrade certification and other Fairtrade interventions on sugar production by small-scale farmers in Belize. Using a multi-strategy research design, using both quantitative and qualitative data collection ...

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    Exploring Fairtrade's Impact: A review of research on Fairtrade from 2015-2020

    Published: 27 May 2022

    We commissioned an independent review of recent studies to gain a comprehensive picture of the extent and depth of our impact in the areas we aim to influence that ultimately drive benefits for farmers and workers. Researchers reviewed 151 studies that related to important areas of our global strategy and the theory of ...

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    Tracking Fairtrade's Impact: results of household surveys with banana, cocoa and coffee farmers

    Published: 20 May 2022

    Fairtrade collected a broad set of data between 2016 and 2018 to get a snapshot of Fairtrade's impact for farmers and certified cooperatives (known as small-scale producer organizations or SPOs). The aims were: To measure benefits of Fairtrade at the household, producer organization and community levels -- according to ...

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    Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Overview - Monitoring Report, 13th Edition

    Published: 13 May 2022

    This report summarizes data on Fairtrade certified organizations, farmers and workers, production, and Fairtrade Premium earned across all products during 2020. For instance, 1,880 Fairtrade producer organizations representing more than 1.9 million farmers and workers earned more than €191 million in 2020. Regional ...

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    Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Latin American and Caribbean region - Monitoring report, 13th Edition

    Published: 13 May 2022

    This report includes 2020 monitoring data for the Latin America and Caribbean region, as well as results of producer surveys.Producer organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean make up about half of all Fairtrade certified organizations worldwide: by the end of 2020, there were 950 Fairtrade producer organizations in ...

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    Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Asia Pacific region - Monitoring report, 13th Edition

    Published: 13 May 2022

    This report includes 2020 monitoring data for the Asia Pacific region, as well as results of producer surveys.Producer organizations in Asia Pacific make up about half of all Fairtrade certified organizations worldwide: by the end of 2020, there were 303 Fairtrade producer organizations in 21 countries throughout the ...

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    Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Africa and Middle East region - Monitoring report, 13th Edition

    Published: 13 May 2022

    This report includes 2020 monitoring data for the Africa and Middle East region, as well as results of producer surveys.Producer organizations in Africa and the Middle East make up about half of all Fairtrade certified organizations worldwide: by the end of 2020, there were 627 Fairtrade producer organizations in 28 ...

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    Supporting Fairtrade Farmers and Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic - 2021 Survey results

    Published: 1 Mar 2022

    No matter where we are, chances are COVID-19 has significantly affected our lives. It can be easy to forget, but this is also the case for millions of farmers and workers who, despite of the ongoing pandemic, keep working in fields and factories across the world. To support them navigate this crisis, we secured more than ...

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