Fairtrade and climate change: Systematic review, hotspot analysis and survey

Ziga Malek, Peter H. Verburg, Claudia Parra Paitan, Mélanie Feurer, Christine Jurt, Ingrid Fromm, Laura Kuonen, Sophie Marchesi

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It is anticipated that climate change will severely affect agricultural production in the future, which could negatively impact the production of Fairtrade products around the world. Therefore, Fairtrade International commissioned a study to assess potential climate change impacts on the production and producers of major Fairtrade crops. For this purpose, we performed several different analyses:
1. Literature review on how climate change has so far impacted banana, cocoa, coffee, cotton, sugarcane and tea production; 2. A spatially explicit analysis to identify the extent and locations of future climate change extremes; 3. A review of Fairtrade documents regarding future climate change and adaptation; 4. A survey with producing organizations from two hotspot regions: South India (tea and coffee) and Ghana (cocoa).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam and Zollikofen
PublisherFairtrade International
Number of pages150
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


  • climate change
  • Fairtrade
  • commodities
  • smallholders
  • Certification


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