Success Stories

All our development work is focused on improving the lives of the people we work with. To ensure we are having the impact we want we monitor and evaluate our work, and all our projects have final independent evaluations. In the interests of transparency and accountability, we are committed to publishing case studies, reports and evaluations.


Beekeepers, Tanzania

Read how this programme has improved the quality of life for small-scale beekeepers in some of the poorest areas of Tanzania.

See case study
Smallholder Bangladesh

Smallholders, Bangladesh

Read how this programme has supported smallholder farmers in Bangladesh to improve their incomes and living conditions.

See case study
Textile artisan

Textile artisans, India

Read how this programme has worked with textile artisans across India to help them improve their income and working conditions.

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Palm oil

Fair trade palm oil, Ghana

Read how this programme developed the world's first fair trade palm oil supply chain.

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Supermarkets, Europe

Read how this programme has helped re-balance the inequitable power relations in supermarket supply chains.

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Independent Evaluations:

  • Fair Trade Plus, India: This project trained a team of trainers to provide ongoing support to fair trade producer groups in India. Fair Trade Plus Evaluation.
  • Improving Livelihoods in the Smallholder Dairy Sector in Kenya: This project helped small informal dairy traders in Kenya to improve their production practices and to gain recognition from the government. Kenya Dairy Evaluation.
  • More from the Cotton Fields I: This project supported smallholder cotton farmers in Gujurat, India to improve their incomes and living conditions by converting to organic and fair trade. Cotton Fields I Evaluation.
  • More from the Cotton Fields II: This project expanded our work with cotton farmers in Gujurat, India. Cotton Fields II Evaluation.
  • Promoting Fair Trade in India (PROFIT): This project launched the domestic market for fair trade in India, providing new market opportunities for many thousands of poor farmers and producers. PROFIT Evaluation.
  • Samruddhi, Kerala, India: This project trained business counsellors to provide business services to pro-poor small enterprises in Tsunami affected Districts of Kerala, India.Samruddhi Evaluation.
  • Sarthee, India: This project trained business counsellors to provide vital business services and support to pro-poor small enterprises across India. Sarthee Evaluation.
  • Sustainable Livelihoods for Small Tea Growers, India: This project worked with smallholder tea growers across India to help them improve cultivation practices and negotiate more effectively with buyers and other decision-makers. India Tea Evaluation.

Synthesis Reports: