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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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 organisations or their external physical, economic, political or social environment.