Small Producer Organization (SPO) Development, Strengthening and Resilience


Marcelo Tyszler, Gabriela Quiroga, Geneviève Audet-Belanger, Roger Bymolt

Research on Small Producer Organization (SPO) development, strengthening and resilience was commissioned by Fairtrade International to the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in the Netherlands. The study is a qualitative-led mixed-method six country study (Côte d’Ivoire, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico and Peru).

The objective of the research was to provide insights into processes of development and strengthening of SPOs that are certified by Fairtrade. The research aimed at identifying the conditions, internal and external, that are necessary for SPO development to be successful, and how Fairtrade can best support and influence those.