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Fairtrade Bananas Facts & Figures: Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade, 7th Edition, 2015


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This overview of Fairtrade bananas lists facts and figures on Fairtrade's impact for farmers and workers around the world. The full report can be found at

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Fairtrade Bananas Facts & Figures: Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade, 7th Edition, 2015

  1. 1. Seventh edition February 2016 Monitoring the scope and benefits of fairtrade banana © Camilo Pérez / Fairtrade International
  2. 2. fairtrade banana average production area of small-scale farmer Worldwide, the average Fairtrade small-scale farmer devotes 2.3 hectares to banana cultivation © James Rodriguez
  3. 3. Fairtrade grew in importance within the banana industry in the Dominican Republic. Here, half of the bananas exported are now Fairtrade certified. The Dominican Republic has become a key origin for European markets and the UK in particular. © James Rodriguez the importance of the banana industry in the dominican republic
  4. 4. Fairtrade banana sales in 2014 The volume of Fairtrade banana sales reported by producers grew by 15% since 2012–13. Much of this was due to growth in sales of Fairtrade organic bananas which increased as a result of promotion by major supermarket chains in France, Germany and Sweden. © FAIRTRADE Österreich / Wasserbauer
  5. 5. Fairtrade banana Premium usage in small producer organizations Banana farmers chose to invest around 54% of their Fairtrade Premium in their organizations. They spent 36% of the Fairtrade Premium on a range of direct services to farmers, such as tools and equipment. © James Rodriguez
  6. 6. Fairtrade banana Premium usage in hired labour organizations Workers on banana plantations invested 34% of their Fairtrade Premium in improving worker housing, which has been a particular priority for workers in Colombia. Overall, Fairtrade banana workers chose to spend 21% of their Fairtrade Premium on education-related investments. © James Rodriguez
  7. 7. Legalization of migrant labour In the Dominican Republic, Fairtrade continues to focus on the legalization of migrant labour. Much has been achieved within Fairtrade plantations, where 97% of migrant workers have now been officially registered via regularization processes supported by Fairtrade. © Marvin del Cid / Fairtrade Austria
  8. 8. Want to know more? All information contained in this presentation and summaries of impact research can be found in our report ‘Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade, Seventh Edition 2015’ at: