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 Organisation (WFTO).

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Contract Production (CP)

In the Fairtrade Standards, Contract Production is a production set-up of small producers who don’t have a formal structure, or who are organised into structures without legal status. They can join Fairtrade if they partner with an intermediary organisation such as an exporter, processor, private enterprise or Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) (see Promoting Body) to which they contract for the production and sale of a product. The intermediary organisation contributes to the producer’s social and economic development with the aim of helping them become autonomous and, over time, comply with the Fairtrade Standards for Small-scale Producer Organisations.