The impact of FairTrade on social and economic development: a review of the literature

Ann Le Mar
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This article explores the outcomes of Fair Trade for producers, artisans and their organizations.
The article asks the question, ‘What happens to people who are involved in Fair Trade?’, and reviews the case studies and empirical research conducted on alternative trades for a range of products in different countries. Themes include the partnership model, institutional development, economic and social development, poverty, and gender equality.