If you feel that the world of Fair Trade has its very own language – do not worry! With this glossary we would like to guide you through the specific technical terms used by FLOCERT, Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


Any effects arising from an intervention or action. This includes immediate short-term outcomes as well as broader and longer–term effects and consequences. These can be positive or negative, planned or unforeseen. FLOCERT offers impact measurement: The process of trying to find out what effect an intervention (such as a funding programme) is having on people, or organizations or their external physical, economic, political or social environment.

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