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This study was commissioned by Fairtrade International and the
Max Havelaar-Foundation (Switzerland)to investigate the ways in which workers on three Fairtrade-certified flower plantations in Ecuador understand and define ‘empowerment’ for themselves, their families, and their co-workers. The study attempts to understand workers’ own perspectives on how and to what extent Fairtrade standards, producer support, and certification have promoted these worker-defined notions of empowerment. It considers how the Fairtrade standards and producer support might promote such processes in the future.

Lead organization:
Study sector:
Study type:
Context or baseline assessment
Study design & methods:
Quantitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Social issues, Environmental issues
Primary Research Funders:
Name of lead contact:
Angus Lyall