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).
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.