Fairtrade Research and Publications


  • 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

All Publications

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    Results of the survey to assess the satisfaction of producer clients with the services of Fairtrade producer support staff (2015)

    Published: 11 Jan 2016

    Fairtrade International regularly surveys Fairtrade certified producers to determine their satisfaction with the services provided by producer support staff. Results from 2015 and 2012 are shared on this page.

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    Fairtrade and the carbon market

    Published: 27 Nov 2015

    Climate change is affecting small-scale farmers and rural communities now. Fairtrade's climate change strategy aims to support producers to adapt to climate change and reduce their carbon emissions, while ensuring technical and financial support without adding extra burden to producers. The Fairtrade Climate Standard aims ...

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    Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade – sixth edition – 2014

    Published: 16 Nov 2015

    This report gives the results of the 2013 monitoring data collection from Fairtrade certified producer organizations. It presents the scope and scale of Fairtrade in 2013, and gives data on key Fairtrade performance indicators – from a producer perspective. The report also captures the results of more detailed research ...

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    Sustainable Development Goals and Fairtrade: The case for partnership

    Published: 31 Oct 2015

    The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015. The goals set the ambition of ending poverty “in all its forms, everywhere”, while leaving no-one behind. They represent a powerful opportunity to improve the lives of the 1.3 billion small scale farmers and agricultural workers ...

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    2014-15 annual report: Global change, local leadership

    Published: 3 Sep 2015

    Our 2014-15 annual report was presented as a microsite, and provides an overview of key Fairtrade activities and statistics. Visit the 2014-2015 annual report microsite "Over the past year, we’ve trained and supported thousands of farmers to develop climate adaptation strategies. We have also developed the first ever ...

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    Growing our cocoa, raising our voices: Participatory video research from Côte d’Ivoire - 2015

    Published: 21 Jul 2015

    Twenty-five women cocoa farmers from rural Côte d’Ivoire took part in a participatory film-making project, ‘Growing our Cocoa, Raising our Voices’, with support from Fairtrade and the Dutch research institution KIT. The women participated in four intensive days of training, where they learned filming and interviewing ...

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    Evaluation of Strategic Fairtrade Funding Programme Phase II (2010-2013) for Fairtrade International

    Published: 1 Jun 2015

    The first phase of the Strategic Fairtrade Funding Programme (SFFP) programme concluded successfully in 2009. The second phase ended in 2013. A final evaluation of SFFP phase II (2010-2013) was carried out by the Netherlands-based consultancy firm Aidenvironment, an organization known for its expertise in the area of ...

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    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 ...

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    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.

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    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 ...

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