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Fairtrade impact on worker empowerment in Ecuadorian flower plantations

2014 This study was commissioned to investigate the ways in which workers on three Fairtrade-certified flower plantations in Ecuador understand and define ‘empowerment’ for themselves, their families, and their co-workers. The study attempts to understand to what extent Fairtrade has promoted these notions of empowerment. 

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.

Response to Fairtrade's impact on poverty reduction through rural development

2012 Response from the commissioning agencies TransFair Germany and Max Havelaar Foundation (Switzerland) to an Independent Impact Study on Fairtrade conducted by CEval - Assessing the Impact of Fairtrade on Poverty Reduction through Rural Development 

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.

Fairtrade's impact on poverty reduction through rural development

2012 This study illustrates how Fairtrade impacts on poverty reduction through rural development. Based on six case studies of six different producer organisations in South America, Africa and Asia, the study provides useful insights onto the impact of Fairtrade beyond the level of producer organisations.

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.

An Evaluation of Fairtrade Impact on Smallholders and Workers in the Banana Sector in northern Colombia

2014 A study on the impact of Fairtrade certification for banana-growing smallholders and their cooperatives in the Magdalena Department and for hired workers in banana plantations in the Urabá region, in northern Colombia. 

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