Small-scale Producer Organizations
The Fairtrade Standard for Small-scale Producer Organizations applies to small-scale farming organizations that supply Fairtrade products.
Principles underlying this Standard
Members must be small-scale producers. The majority of the members of the organization must be smallholders who don’t depend on hired workers all the time, but run their farm mainly by using their own and their family’s labour.
Democracy. All members have a voice and vote in the decision-making process of the organization. Members also decide collectively how to use the Fairtrade Premium (the extra sum of money paid on top of the selling price) to best suit their needs.
Enabling strong producer organizations. The Standard provides a framework for small-scale producers to build resilient and inclusive organizations, improve their farming performance, and generate more benefits for their members and their communities.
At a glance and overview of the Standard
SPO indicators for farm size and average number of workers
Former standard version 1.5
Explanatory Document to the former standard version 1.5
Supplemental documents to former standard version 1.5
Product-specific standards for small-scale producer organizations
Additional Standards apply to small-scale producer organizations supplying particular products. Part of the standards also applies to the companies that trade with them.
To access a product standard, please click an item in the list below.
Secondary products and their derivatives have been included in the scope of Fairtrade certification. For further information on the definition, pricing rules and non-exhaustive list of secondary products and their derivatives please see the Explanatory Note for Secondary Products.
EN | Explanatory note
EN | Fairtrade Secondary Products List