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Fairness in Trade Matters for Sustainability – An Impact Evaluation of Fairtrade’s supply chain intervention

Many initiatives on sustainable production and trade target producers or workers and tend to ignore the quality of trading relationships in the supply chain. For the Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade Deutschland, Aidenvironment and IIED evaluated the impacts of the Fairtrade system on trading relationships. A striking finding was the extent to which trading relationships directly influence producer capacity to invest in sustainability.

The research was conducted by Aidenvironment and IIED, with Sally Smith, WvB Consulting and Andre Fearne.

Click here for the full report.
Click here for the white paper.
Click here for the recording of an ISEAL research webinar on this study.

For more information, please contact Jan Willem Molenaar.