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Craving a change in chocolate

We are a nation of chocolate lovers – we each eat 8.4kg of chocolate on average every year. That’s more than the Swiss, Belgians, or any other European country, and demand is growing. But how many of us really know much about where the cocoa in our chocolate comes from? And what life is like for the people who grow it, and the conditions they live in?

Fairtrade coffee: Social sustainability

This report examines how fair trade coffee is strengthening coffee communities. The content is based on interviews conducted during a field trip by the Fairtrade Foundation to five Fairtrade certified coffee organisations in Central America.

Sugar commodity briefing

Around 80 per cent of the worlds sugar is derived from sugar cane, grown by millions of small-scale farmers and plantation workers in developing countries. This briefing offers an overview of the sector and explores why Fairtrade is needed and what it can achieve.

Fairtrade coffee: Environmental sustainability

This report examines environmental sustainability in fair trade coffee production. The content is based on interviews conducted during a field trip by the Fairtrade Foundation to five Fairtrade certified coffee organisations in Central America.

Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade

This report, now in its Sixth Edition, gives the results of the 2013 monitoring data collection from Fairtrade certified producer organizations. It presents the scope and scale of Fairtrade in 2013, and gives data on key Fairtrade performance indicators—from a producer perspective. The report also captures the results of more detailed research about the impacts of Fairtrade.

Fairtrade Cotton: Assessing Impact in Mali, Senegal, Cameroon and India

2012 This study assesses the impact of Fairtrade on cotton producers and their organisations in Mali, Senegal, Cameroon and India and presents the challenges faced by Fairtrade in targeting poor cotton farmers at the very end of a long and complex supply chain.