Strengthening Climate Risk Management in Fair Trade value chains

This study analyses climate risks based on typical value chains by GEPA – The Fair Trade Company, focusing on the agricultural sector. The aim of the study is to contribute to the development of ideas on how the risk management and resilience of Fair Trade value chains and their actors can be improved against the negative effects of climate change and weather extremes.

Specifically, the study identifies climate risks for Fair Trade value chain actors, adaptation measures already being implemented, and additional support needs. Based on these climate risks and support needs, the study outlines main action areas, potential support approaches, and lists examples of existing policies, instruments, and initiatives supported through German development cooperation. Finally, the study presents ideas on how the resilience of Fair Trade value chains could be strengthened.”