Fairtrade Living Income - Progress Report 2023

Published: 21 Dec 2023


Achieving sustainable livelihoods for smallholder farmers and workers is at the core of Fairtrade’s mission. In order to enjoy sustainable livelihoods, farmers need to earn sufficient income to practice sustainable agriculture and afford a decent standard of living. In reality the gap to a living income is still large for many farmers in the countries where Fairtrade works.

To help close the gap, our living income strategy encompasses three interconnected building blocks:

  • Sustainable production
  • Responsible procurement
  • Enabling environment

This report describes our actions in each of these areas, and the progress we’ve made to date.