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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

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    Growing our cocoa, raising our voices: Participatory video research from Côte d’Ivoire - 2015

    Published: 21 Jul 2015

    Twenty-five women cocoa farmers from rural Côte d’Ivoire took part in a participatory film-making project, ‘Growing our Cocoa, Raising our Voices’, with support from Fairtrade and the Dutch research institution KIT. The women participated in four intensive days of training, where they learned filming and interviewing ...

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    Evaluation of Strategic Fairtrade Funding Programme Phase II (2010-2013) for Fairtrade International

    Published: 1 Jun 2015

    The first phase of the Strategic Fairtrade Funding Programme (SFFP) programme concluded successfully in 2009. The second phase ended in 2013. A final evaluation of SFFP phase II (2010-2013) was carried out by the Netherlands-based consultancy firm Aidenvironment, an organization known for its expertise in the area of ...

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    2013-14 annual report: Strong producers, strong future

    Published: 21 Apr 2015

    Our annual report for 2013-14 provides an overview of key Fairtrade activities and statistics. Fairtrade International and our members have united behind a common strategic framework for 2013-15, focussed on four key areas: Unlocking the power of smallholders Our work with smallholders will be world class, supporting them ...

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    Fairtrade and cotton – 2015

    Published: 31 Mar 2015

    Millions of small-scale farmers in developing countries depend on cotton for their livelihoods. This briefing from the Fairtrade Foundation provides an industry overview, and explores why Fairtrade is needed and what it can achieve.

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    Sugar crash: How EU reform is endangering the livelihoods of small farmers

    Published: 28 Feb 2015

    An end to the European Union’s quota system for ACP countries could push 200,000 people into poverty by 2020. For many of these people dependent on income from sugar, the end of quotas combined with falling sugar prices could create a dire situation. Fairtrade is calling on the EU to convene and lead an initiative that ...

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    Assessing the benefits of Fairtrade orange juice for Brazilian small farmers

    Published: 1 Oct 2014

    Fairtrade orange juice has been on the Fairtrade market for almost 15 years with the majority coming from Fairtrade farmers in Brazil. This study by BSD Consulting of Brazil assesses the impact of Fairtrade for growers' cooperatives in Brazil. Three groups were selected in the major orange producing regions of Brazil. ...

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    A seat at the table? Ensuring smallholder farmers are heard in public-private partnerships

    Published: 30 Sep 2014

    Governments and NGOs are increasingly partnering with the private sector to tackle global hunger and poverty, but this study from the Fairtrade Foundation warns that far from being a silver bullet, some agricultural public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Africa appear to prioritize commercial interests while ignoring the ...

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    Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade – fifth edition – 2013

    Published: 11 Jun 2014

    This report gives the results of the annual monitoring data collection from Fairtrade certified producer organizations which took place during 2012. It presents the scope and scale of Fairtrade in 2012, and gives data for some key Fairtrade performance indicators from a producer perspective. The report also captures the ...

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    Fairtrade cocoa in West Africa

    Published: 6 Jun 2014

    Fairtrade cocoa farmers in West Africa are investing in their farms, crop infrastructure and communities – but they need deeper, long-term partnerships to drive change. Thus concludes the report ‘Fairtrade Cocoa in West Africa’ released by Fairtrade International and Fairtrade Africa.

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    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 ...

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