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Food Standards, Certification and Poverty among Coffee Farmers in Uganda

2013 Georg-August-University of Göttingen analyze and compare impacts of three sustainability oriented standards – Fairtrade, Organic, and UTZ – on the livelihoods of smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda.

Taking root - Fairtrade in Malawi

2011 This report highlights the findings from the first phase of a long-term study to understand the difference that Fairtrade’s work makes to farmers and workers in the tea, sugar and groundnuts sectors in Malawi. 

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.