An evaluation of Fairtrade impact on smallholders and workers in the banana sector in northern Colombia

Published: 4 Apr 2014


Fairtrade bananas have been on the market for nearly 19 years and are one of the most successful Fairtrade products in many markets – up to 50 percent market share in some countries.

The study by CODER assesses the impact of Fairtrade for banana farmers in small producer organizations and workers on plantations in Colombia.

The study concludes that Fairtrade, along with the support of other organizations, and the introduction of labour unions have contributed to a revival of the banana sector in Colombia, and greater respect for human and labour rights.

The study also highlights key challenges and makes useful recommendations on how to address them.

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