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Fairtrade Research and Publications

Highlights

  • Evaluation of Youth Inclusive Community-Based Monitoring and Remediation System on Child Labour (YICBMR) as implemented by Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA)

  • Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Asia and Pacific region - Monitoring report, 10th Edition

  • Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Cocoa - Monitoring report, 10th Edition

  • Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Coffee – Monitoring report, 10th Edition

  • Fairtrade: Sustainable trade for sustainable development

  • Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Sugar – Monitoring report, 10th Edition

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    Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade – ninth edition – 2017

    Published: 16 Aug 2018

    This report presents the 2016 monitoring data on Fairtrade certified producer organizations, covering all products and countries, with a special focus on the seven major products that represent a livelihood for more than 90 percent of all Fairtrade farmers and workers. It presents the scope and scale of Fairtrade in 2016, ...

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    Baseline for assessing the impact of Fairtrade certification on cocoa growers and cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire

    Published: 10 Aug 2018

    Fairtrade International and Fairtrade Africa commissioned the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Bioversity International to carry out baseline research with smallholder cocoa growers and their cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire. The baseline will form a framework for stakeholder engagement and improved intervention design, ...

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    Involvement and working conditions of youth in sugar cane cutting in Belize - 2018

    Published: 27 Jul 2018

    This study, commissioned by Fairtrade International and undertaken with the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, has two purposes. Firstly, it aims to research an understudied aspect of sugar cane production in order to better understand the experience of youth cutting sugar cane, defined in this study as persons ...

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    5 years later – Fairtrade's contribution to rural development

    Published: 23 May 2018

    With the CEval study of 2018, data could be collected that previously did not exist in Fairtrade: the long-term rural development of small farmer organizations and plantations. Over a period of 5 years, researchers have demonstrated that Fairtrade empowers farmers by stabilizing their economic situation and sustainably ...

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    Cocoa farmer income: The household income of cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and strategies for improvement

    Published: 9 Apr 2018

    Fairtrade International commissioned True Price, with the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) and GeoTraceability, to carry out baseline research with smallholder cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire. The study identifies sources of income for cocoa households and calculates an average household income, as well as ...

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    2016-17 annual report: Creating innovations, scaling up impact

    Published: 12 Oct 2017

    Our 2016-17 annual report was presented as a microsite, and provides an overview of key Fairtrade activities and statistics. Visit the 2016-2017 annual report microsite "April marked the 20th anniversary of Fairtrade International. Over the past two decades, Fairtrade has gone from being a small niche initiative to a ...

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    The impact of Fairtrade: A review of research evidence 2009-2015

    Published: 1 Sep 2017

    Fairtrade International commissioned the Overseas Development Institute to conduct an in-depth review of recent research to find out to what extent Fairtrade is contributing towards its intended impacts. This review synthesizes results from 45 studies published between 2009 and 2015. It offers comprehensive insights into ...

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    Assessing coffee farmer household income

    Published: 13 Jun 2017

    Fairtrade worked with social enterprise True Price on an assessment of coffee farmer household income in seven producer countries: Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. This research allows Fairtrade to build up knowledge on measuring farmer household income. It will also inform discussions across ...

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    Baseline for assessing the impact of Fairtrade certification on cocoa farmers and cooperatives in Ghana

    Published: 18 Apr 2017

    Fairtrade International and Fairtrade Africa commissioned the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Bioversity International to carry out baseline research with smallholder cocoa farmers and their cooperative unions in Ghana. The baseline will form a framework for stakeholder engagement and improved intervention design, ...

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    Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade – eighth edition – 2016

    Published: 11 Apr 2017

    Our 2016 monitoring report was presented as a microsite. Visit the 2016 monitoring report microsite "In this report you will find a rich variety of data and charts about Fairtrade’s work across different products and regions. Behind the figures there are human stories like Freddy’s. These stories exemplify how Fairtrade is ...

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