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
Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Tea – Monitoring report, 10th Edition
Participatory analysis of the use and impact of the Fairtrade Premium
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Assessing the impacts of Fairtrade on worker-defined forms of empowerment on Ecuadorian flower plantations
Published: 14 Feb 2014
Over the past ten years, flowers have become a major product category for Fairtrade. In 2012, 536 million Fairtrade flower stems were sold. This report by independent researcher Angus Lyall summarizes the results of a series of workshops held with workers on three Fairtrade-certified flower farms in Ecuador. It confirms ...
What can we learn from the banana experience in Colombia? Study of industrial relations on Fairtrade certified farms in the Urabá region
Published: 11 Sep 2013
This study was commissioned by Fairtrade International in order to learn from the progress made on workers’ rights on banana farms in the Urabá region of Colombia.
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