Fairtrade Research and Publications


  • 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

All Publications

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    Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Africa and Middle East region - Monitoring report, 13th Edition

    Published: 13 May 2022

    This report includes 2020 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 about half of all Fairtrade certified organizations worldwide: by the end of 2020, there were 627 Fairtrade producer organizations in 28 ...

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    Supporting Fairtrade Farmers and Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic - 2021 Survey results

    Published: 1 Mar 2022

    No matter where we are, chances are COVID-19 has significantly affected our lives. It can be easy to forget, but this is also the case for millions of farmers and workers who, despite of the ongoing pandemic, keep working in fields and factories across the world. To support them navigate this crisis, we secured more than ...

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    Fairtrade position and recommendations on deforestation regulation

    Published: 17 Feb 2022

    It is necessary to have a just transition for cocoa and coffee smallholders to access a deforestation-free and forest degradation-free European market Download the PDF to read the positions and recommendations from Fairtrade International to the European Parliament and Council of the EU on the basis of the European ...

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    Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme Monitoring Report, Second Edition

    Published: 16 Dec 2021

    The Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme (WACP) seeks tobuild strong and resilient small-scale producer organizations that are responsive to their members’ and their business partners’ needs. Implemented by Fairtrade Africa and supported by FairtradeInternational, the main WACP interventions are training, coachingand ...

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    Comparative Assessment of Monitoring and Remediation Systems on Child Labour as implemented by Fairtrade Small-scale Producer Organizations

    Published: 10 Dec 2021

    This study compares two types of systems: Fairtrade International’s signature Youth-Inclusive Community-Based Monitoring and Remediation (YICBMR) system and Internal Control Systems (ICS) in four countries: Belize, Dominican Republic, Ghana and India. Both systems were compared on the six criteria established by the ...

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    Public Policies on Fair Trade

    Published: 8 Dec 2021

    This study makes the first step towards a comprehensive overview of current and past public policies on Fair Trade and related policy fields, commissioned by the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) and Fairtrade International. The study builds on work previously commissioned by FTAO and the Fairtrade Producer Network in the ...

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    2020-2021 Annual Report

    Published: 27 Oct 2021

    The future is fair. Our annual report reflects on the challenges of the past year, and the resilience of more than 1.9 million Fairtrade farmers and workers. We share programme and sales data, progress on key priorities, and the framework of our new global strategy. "Together with Fairtrade farmers and workers across the ...

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    The Future is Fair - An introduction to our strategy

    Published: 26 Oct 2021

    Our vision is a world in which all producers enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfill their potential, and decide on their future. This document gives an introduction to our 2021-2025 global strategy, including our objectives and case studies.

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    Fairtrade and climate change: Systematic review, hotspot analysis and survey

    Published: 25 Oct 2021

    Climate change poses a serious threat to agricultural production and to many farmers growing the crops that Fairtrade certifies. Fairtrade International commissioned a study to understand the potential climate change impacts on the production and producers of six major Fairtrade crops. The researchers, from Vrije ...

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    Living Income Reference Prices for Vanilla from Uganda and Madagascar

    Published: 1 Oct 2021

    Vanilla has received increasing attention by the global public in recent years. Ongoing high vanilla prices, vanilla theft, and quality problems from vanilla beans harvested before full maturity have brought vanilla repeatedly to the headlines. This is a consequence of the extreme boom-and-bust cycles experienced by the ...

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