Assessing coffee farmer household income
The social enterprise TruePrice, jointly with Fairtrade International, conducted a study to assess the household income of 450 coffee farmers from Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Indeed, many farmers continue to struggle to make ends meet and this study enables Fairtrade International to help them towards a decent standard of living. Indeed, some Fairtrade farmers are attaining a living income, while others are even making a loss on coffee production.
The report gives lots of useful insights for Fairtrade International’s living income strategy, and for future collaboration with the coffee industry, as it is one of the most detailed to date.