Harvesting Decent Work Through Fairtrade Certification

The findings of a 3-year study on the impact of Fairtrade certification on levels of poverty experienced by workers on Indian and Sri Lankan tea plantations suggest there is still much work to be done.

In this policy brief, head researcher Dr Karin Astrid Siegmann suggests some steps that can be taken to address the lack of effectiveness of Fairtrade certification.

The policy brief focuses on three areas where improvements can be made:

  • poverty reduction
  • a worker-driven fairtrade approach
  • support for workers' organizations

Download the policy briefHarvesting Decent Work Through Fairtrade Certification: Towards a worker-driven Fairtrade approach in South Asian tea plantations

Associate professor
Senior Lecturer in Labour and Gender Economics