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


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This overview of Fairtrade cotton 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 Cotton 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 cotton © Suzanne Lee/Max Havelaar-Foundation (Switzerland)
  2. 2. FAIRTRADE Cotton producer REGIONS Of the 22 cotton producer organizations, 13 are small producer organizations with a concentration in Western Africa, and nine are contract production organizations in India © Stefan Lechner / Fairtrade Austria
  3. 3. Two buyers from Switzerland committed to support Fairtrade cotton producers through the Fairtrade Sourcing Program (FSP) with an initial commitment to purchase 69 MT of Fairtrade cotton lint For more information about the Fairtrade Sourcing Programs, and how they are helping farmers, visit sourcing-programs.html © Frédéric Raevens / Max Havelaar Belgium Fairtrade cotton Sourcing Programs
  4. 4. Fairtrade cotton Premium usage About 41% of the Fairtrade Premium was invested in community projects for education, healthcare and developing infrastructure. A further 34% of Fairtrade Premium was used to supply direct services to the cotton farmers. Of this, the majority was used to provide tools and inputs. © Suzanne Lee / Max Havelaar-Foundation (Switzerland)
  5. 5. Fairtrade cotton producers across several countries reported weather patterns becoming increasingly unstable as a result of climate change, which had adverse effects on cotton production © Didier Gentilhomme / Fairtrade International, FLO-CERT GmbH fairtrade cotton production challenges
  6. 6. 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: