Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Africa and Middle East region, 15th Edition

Published: 8 May 2024


This report includes 2022 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 36% of all Fairtrade certified organisations worldwide: by the end of 2022, there were 684 Fairtrade producer organizations in 29 countries throughout the region. More than 1.4 million farmers and workers in the region make up about 71% of the global total in the Fairtrade system.

Producers in the region earned €69.3 million in Fairtrade Premium in 2022 to spend on projects of their choice. Cocoa is the highest selling Fairtrade product in the region, making up 64% of the Premium earned in 2022, followed by flowers and plants (10%), coffee (8%), and bananas (4%).