Changes to the Standard for Small-scale producer organizations (SPO)
10 Jun 2020
This is a follow up of the review of the Standard for Small-scale Producer organizations. The Standards Committee decided on changes to the Standard for Small-scale Producer Organizations, concerning the definition of a small-scale producer, and the number of workers as of when additional labour requirements apply. Fairtrade’s definition of a small-scale producer organization covers what requirements a producer organization has to fulfil to be classed as a small-scale producer organization and what requirements an individual SPO member has to meet to be classed as a small-scale farmer under our Standards. The changes have been introduced to take country and product realities into account while also preserving the intention of the standard.