If you feel that the world of Fair Trade has its very own language – don’t fret! We’ll keep you in the know!


With this glossary we’ll guide you through the common technical terms used by FLOCERT, Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


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Small producers / small-scale producers (SP)

A small producer or small-scale producer is a producer who is not structurally dependent on permanent hired labour and who manages their production activity mainly with a family workforce. Most working time is spent on agricultural/artisanal activities on their own farms or in their own homes. This revenue represents the major part of their total income.

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