Fairtrade Research and Publications


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

  • 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

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    Gender strategy 2016-2020: Transforming equal opportunity, access and benefits for all

    Published: 20 Dec 2016

    The Fairtrade Gender Strategy seeks to attain gender equality and women’s empowerment in producer organizations through building women’s and girls’ power and agency. The strategy aims to deliver a transformative approach to gender mainstreaming in the Fairtrade system.

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    Fairtrade coffee: A study to assess the impact of Fairtrade for coffee smallholders and producer organisations in Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, and Tanzania

    Published: 15 Dec 2016

    Fairtrade commissioned the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Greenwich to conduct an evaluation of Fairtrade impact in the coffee sector, focussing on small-scale organizations in Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and Tanzania. The research examined in what ways Fairtrade coffee farmers and their organizations ...

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    Fairtrade theory of change

    Published: 9 Dec 2016

    Fairtrade International has developed a Theory of Change for Fairtrade as part of work to improve the Fairtrade Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system.The Theory of Change captures the range of things Fairtrade does as a system (i.e. its interventions) and relates these logically to desired immediate, mid-term ...

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    2015-16 annual report: Driving sales, deepening impact

    Published: 6 Sep 2016

    Our 2015-16 annual report was presented as a microsite, and provides an overview of key Fairtrade activities and statistics. Visit the 2015-2016 annual report microsite "Our new 2016-2020 strategy – ‘Changing Trade, Changing Lives’ – aims to realize that possibility by delivering more impact for farmers and workers. We’re ...

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    A brewing storm: The climate change risks to coffee

    Published: 24 Aug 2016

    Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand commissioned this report by the Climate Institute to better understand the extent to which climate change is impacting coffee production globally. It is hoped that insights gained from this report will lead to greater engagement, from the coffee industry and consumers, with key ...

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    Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade – seventh edition – 2015

    Published: 9 Jun 2016

    This report gives the results of the 2014 monitoring data collection from Fairtrade certified producer organizations. It presents the scope and scale of Fairtrade in 2014, 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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    Fairtrade and cocoa – 2016

    Published: 30 Apr 2016

    Around 50 million people globally depend on cocoa for their livelihoods, while governments in producing countries rely on earnings from cocoa to finance economic and social development programmes. This briefing from the Fairtrade Foundation offers an overview of the cocoa industry and explains why and how Fairtrade is ...

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    Fairtrade certification in the banana hired labour sector (baseline study)

    Published: 22 Apr 2016

    Fairtrade commissioned independent consultants LEI Wageningen UR to conduct this study to provide baseline data for future impact assessments. The study gathered data on a range of socio-economic indicators to assess the impact of Fairtrade certification on workers in the banana hired labour sector in the Dominican ...

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    Baseline study of Fairtrade Cotton in West Africa

    Published: 6 Apr 2016

    Fairtrade International commissioned Aidenvironment to collect data from farmers and producer organizations in Mali, Burkina Faso and Senegal to measure the impact of Fairtrade on the cotton industry in West Africa. Fairtrade intends to follow this baseline study with an impact evaluation within the next years to measure ...

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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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