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Fairtrade Research and Publications

Highlights

  • Supporting Fairtrade Farmers and Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic - 2021 Survey results

  • Fairtrade position and recommendations on deforestation regulation

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

  • How does Fairtrade mitigate violations in global supply chains?

  • Women's access, equity and empowerment: Progress and uptake of the Fairtrade gender strategy

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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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    Does fair trade change society? Executive summary: final report

    Published: 2 Mar 2017

    This study was conducted by research institute CEval between September 2015 and September 2016, on behalf of TransFair e.V. (Fairtrade Germany), Engagement Global, Brot für die Welt, Forum Fairer Handel und MISEREOR, with financial support from the Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung. It examines the impact of fair trade in Germany ...

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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 2016-2020

    Published: 9 Dec 2016

    Fairtrade International developed a Theory of Change for Fairtrade as part of work to improve the Fairtrade Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system, and to support our 2016-2020 global strategy.The 2016-2020 Theory of Change captures the range of things Fairtrade does as a system (i.e. its interventions) and ...

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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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