Dominican Republic
Unnamed Road Brong Ahafo GH
The objectives of this study are:
1. To gather data on a range of indicators important to production, workers’ employment, working and living conditions and employment relations from key banana origins in Latin America and West Africa from Fairtrade certified plantations/contexts in comparison to non-certified plantations/contexts in the same region.
2. To gather baseline data on indicators and themes relevant to monitor the progress against the implementation of Fairtrade’s revised hired labour standards on certified plantations in key banana origins in Latin America and West Africa;
3. To analyse, based on this data, the difference that Fairtrade makes across key themes in comparison to non-certified contexts; and
4. To prioritise worker voices and perspectives in achieving the objectives of the study and especially understand the role of Fairtrade in supporting worker empowerment and empowerment-related goals.
Lead organization:
LEI Wageningen UR
Study sector:
Agriculture focus:
Fair Trade
Study type:
Outcome or Impact Evaluation, Context or baseline assessment
Study design & methods:
Control group(s) / counterfactual, Quantitative collection and analysis methods, Qualitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Social issues, Economic issues
Primary Research Funders:
Fairtrade International
Name of lead contact:
Fedes van Rijn