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The main objectives of case studies are :

  1. Collection of local data in order to develop the Geotraceability integrated system
  2. Application of Geo-Indicators regarding the Fair Trade sustainable development
  3. Calculation and application of Sustainable Development Indicators
  4. Validation of GeoFairTrade tools functionality, adequacy, acceptability for case study participants


Geofairtrade 6 case studies

Case studies list


  • The FTAK organisation, located in India, produces Cashew nuts, coffee and spices.
  • The SONGTAABA organisation, located in Burkina Faso, produces Shea Butter.
  • The MPANGA organisation, located in Uganda, produces dried black Tea.
  • The BIO-VANILLE organisation, located in Madagascar, produces vanilla.
  • The ATMA organisation, located in Ecuador, produces Panama Hats.
  • The COSTAS organisation, located in Brazil, produces Coffee.

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To view the case studies you can write the name of the raw material:

  • For the case study Songtaaba, Burkina Faso; please write: shea butter
  • For the case study FTAK, India; please write: cashew nut
  • For the case study BioVanilla, Madagascar; please write: vanilla
  • For the case study ATMA, Ecuador; please write: panama hat
  • For the case study Mpanga, Uganda; please write: tea
  • For the case study Costas, Brazil; please write: coffee


Case studies selection process

Here some criteria about cases studies selection process regarding fair trade and geotraceability

  • Fair Trade
    • Existence of local or regional social data (allowing SDI calculation)
    • Existence of local or regional economic data (allowing SDI calculation)
    • Existence of local or regional environmental data (allowing SDI calculation)
    • The organization is fair trade certified
    • Years of involvement in fair trade
    • Fair Trade product correspond to a primary production
    • Potential impact of FT production system on environment
  • Geotraceability
    • A farm traceability system does exist at the local level
    • A global traceability system does exist in the related FT chain
    • Available tracking / follow-up of products
    • Limited geografic area
    • Limited production area
    • Activities detectable by satellite image
    • Existence of maps and GPS coordonates
    • Use of GPS/GIS existent
    • Possibility to link various data together
    • Logistic aspects
    • Accessibility of the site
    • Possibility to take samples all the year long