The Details: Full Comparative Analysis


Principle: A fair price is one which has been agreed upon through dialogue and participation. It covers not only the costs of production but enables production which is socially just and environmentally sound. It provides fair pay to the producers, fair wages to workers, and takes into account the principle of equal pay for equal work by women and men. Fair Traders ensure prompt payment and stable pricing which enables producers to plan for the future.


DFTA promotes programs in which all affected parties participate in setting a price and the agreed upon price allows for living wages to producers and workers as well as socially and environmentally just production methods. The farmer/processor’s role is central in setting prices. Pricing allows for long-term economic sustainability of the farm/farmer/processor. The market price is reasonable in all transactions from farmer to end-user.

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The program is exemplary and meets the DFTA's criteria expectations. The program has some innovative approaches to this issue that may serve as a model.
The program appears to have a comprehensive approach to this issue in general alignment with DFTA criteria. There are some concerns or issues to highlight regarding the program's approach to this issue.
The program addresses this issue and may meet some of the criteria, but significant concerns, questions, or shortcomings compromise the approach. There is inadequate information or outstanding questions preventing a reliable assessment of the program's approach to this issue.
The program either does not address the issue at all, or clearly fails to address it in a manner consistent with DFTA criteria. Not applicable / not addressed by program
1. The farmer/processor and buyer reach a mutually agreed upon price, for example by participating directly in a price negotiation.

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