Fairtrade Research and Publications


  • Implementing Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence - Traders

  • Implementing Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence - Plantations

  • Guidebook: Implementing Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence - Farmer Cooperatives

  • 2022 Annual Report

  • Impact of Fairtrade on flower workers and market access of flower farms in East Africa

  • A Fair Price for Human Rights Due Diligence

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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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    Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme evaluation

    Published: 1 Oct 2021

    The West Africa Cocoa Programme (WACP) was launched in 2016 by Fairtrade International and Fairtrade Africa. The programme’s central principle is that when small-scale producer organizations are strong, resilient and responsive to their members’ needs, and when they and their members have access to resources through the ...

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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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    Fairtrade Climate Change Projects - Learning from Experience

    Published: 1 Sep 2021

    Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face. Extreme weather and rising temperatures are already hitting the production of major Fairtrade commodities including coffee, cocoa and tea. In this report we give a brief overview of 10 projects within Fairtrade, analyse key trends and outline the lessons learned ...

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