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

Author: 
Ann Le Mar
Publication Date: 
2008
Summary: 
This article explores the outcomes of Fair Trade for producers, artisans and their organizations.
Abstract: 
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.