The benefits of Fairtrade – second edition: A monitoring and evaluation report of Fairtrade certified producer organizations for 2008

Published: 19 Aug 2010


As the volume and value of Fairtrade sales grows across the world there is an increasing need to measure and demonstrate the impact of Fairtrade on farmers and workers, their families as well as the wider community. It is crucial for the Fairtrade system to know to what extent its objectives are being achieved.

To gain a better understanding of how Fairtrade benefits people, FLO is designing a comprehensive system for assessing Fairtrade’s impact. This report comprises information gathered by taking stock of existing information for 2008 on Fairtrade certified producer organizations during that time period. The 2008 figures were also compared with the results of 2007, as this is the second year that FLO collected and analyzed Monitoring and Evaluation data. The report is designed for people working within the Fairtrade system around the world.