Fairtrade Research and Publications


  • 2023 Annual Report

  • Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Overview - Monitoring Report, 15th Edition

  • Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme Monitoring Report, Fourth Edition

  • Life cycle assessment of cut roses: Analysing the environmental impacts of Fairtrade (Kenya) and conventional (Netherlands) production systems

  • Fairtrade Living Income - Progress Report 2023

  • Supporting shared responsibility: Fairtrade human rights and environmental due diligence report

All Publications

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    2012-13 annual report: Unlocking the power

    Published: 3 Sep 2013

    Our annual report for 2012-2013 provides an overview of key Fairtrade activities and statistics. “For the past 25 years, we have taken the vision of the pioneering fair traders to the wider public, directly reaching over 1.3 million smallholders and workers. The model has been shown to work; now we need to take it wider. ...

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    Branching out: Fairtrade in Malawi – monitoring the impact of Fairtrade on five certified organisations

    Published: 18 Jun 2013

    The international Fairtrade system has commissioned a long-term study on the effects of Fairtrade on five organizations in Malawi, a Least Developed Country. These research papers highlight the social and economic effects of Fairtrade while recognising the challenges ahead if it is to deepen its impact. The assessment ...

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    Powering up smallholder farmers to make food fair: A five point agenda

    Published: 11 May 2013

    Seventy percent of the world’s food is produced by 500 million smallholder farmers; this group also represents half of the world’s hungry people. On World Fair Trade Day 2013, Fairtrade International released this report calling for urgent action to support smallholder farmers.

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    Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade – fourth edition – 2012

    Published: 2 May 2013

    This report gives the results of the annual monitoring data collection from Fairtrade certified producer organizations which took place during 2011. It presents the scope and scale of Fairtrade in 2011, and gives data for some key Fairtrade performance indicators from a producer perspective. This year, for the first time, ...

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    Assessing the impact of Fairtrade on poverty reduction through rural development

    Published: 27 Mar 2013

    On occasion of the 20th anniversary of both TransFair Germany and the Max Havelaar Foundation (Switzerland), the two organizations jointly commissioned a study that provides insight to the question if and how Fairtrade impacts on poverty reduction through rural development. The study employs an ambitious design with ...

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    Fairtrade and sugar – 2013

    Published: 31 Jan 2013

    Sugar is one of the world's most valuable commodities. In this briefing the Fairtrade Foundation has brought together many facts and figures on the history of sugar, today's market and stakeholders, and the role that Fairtrade plays in supporting sugar cane producers.

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    Fairtrade cotton: Assessing impact in Mali, Senegal, Cameroon and India

    Published: 11 Jan 2013

    Since 2004 Fairtrade has been tackling the inequality of the global cotton trade. This report presents the challenges faced by Fairtrade in targeting the small farmers at the very end of a long and complex supply chain. However it also highlights the difference that Fairtrade has made to small farming communities so far ...

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    2011-12 annual report: For producers, with producers

    Published: 4 Sep 2012

    Our annual report for 2011-12 provides an overview of key Fairtrade activities and statistics. “Fairtrade is a change agent. It promotes a new way of being. And it works because it’s about involving people throughout the whole system in deciding on and making this change.” – Raúl del Águila, one of four producer ...

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    Assessing the impact of Fairtrade for Peruvian cocoa farmers

    Published: 1 Jul 2012

    The aim of this study by the Institute of Natural Resources is evaluating the impact of Fairtrade cocoa in Peru. As Fairtrade is currently evolving very quickly, Fairtrade International is trying to understand whether Fairtrade tools have had a (positive or negative, expected or unexpected) impact on small cocoa farmers ...

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    A new workers' rights strategy for Fairtrade

    Published: 20 Jun 2012

    The vision of our new workers’ rights strategy is for workers to have the power to affect the decisions that impact their lives. We want to move beyond the traditional CSR paradigm of social compliance based on standard-setting and auditing. While audits are a tool, Fairtrade’s focus should be to help build the ...

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