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Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade - seventh edition 2015

This report gives the results of the 2014 monitoring data collection from Fairtrade certified producer organizations. It presents the scope and scale of Fairtrade in 2014, 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.

Response to Assessing the benefits of Fairtrade orange juice for Brazilian small farmers

2014 Assessing the benefits of Fairtrade orange juice for Brazilian small-scale farmers.  Response from commissioning agencies Max Havelaar Foundation Netherlands and Max Havelaar Foundation (Switzerland) Utrecht / Basel, October 2014

Cocoa commodity briefing

Around 50 million people globally depend on cocoa for their livelihoods, while governments in producing countries rely on earnings from cocoa to finance economic and social development programmes. This briefing offers an overview of the cocoa industry and explores why Fairtrade is needed, and what it can achieve.

Modern Slavery Act guidance note

The Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade International firmly welcome the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, which addresses “‘slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour’ and ‘human trafficking’” in supply chains. This summary note is intended to explain the main ways in which a Fairtrade commitment enables companies to address and mitigate risks to slavery and human trafficking.

Equal Harvest report

 A report focussing on Fairtrade and gender, examining how can the barriers to women's participation in smallholder agriculture can be removed.

Response to An Evaluation of Fairtrade Impact on Smallholders and Workers in the Banana Sector in Northern Colombia

2014 Summary and Response from the Commissioning Agency Max Havelaar Foundation (the Netherlands) to an Independent Evaluation of Fairtrade Impacts in Certified Banana Cooperatives and Plantations

Assessing the benefits of Fairtrade orange juice for Brazilian small farmers

2014 A research report by BSD Consulting of three Fairtrade orange growers’ cooperatives, representing producers in all major orange producing regions of Brazil. The study assessed the social, economic and environmental benefits of Fairtrade for the producers and their workers, their organizations and their community/region.