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 change that underpins our work.

This clustering of results according to the areas we aim to influence — such as improved livelihoods, better working conditions, gender equity, and more — helped us to understand where Fairtrade is having impact, and where there are gaps either in our results or in the research that measures it. The insights informed the development of our 2021-2025 global strategy, among other things.

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