The Fair Trade Institute (FTI) is a scientific community that makes the world's growing body of research and analysis of Fair Trade accessible to all. Through this interface, the Fair Trade Institute enhances dialogue and learning among academics and practitioners internationally and ultimately contributes to an improved understanding of Fair Trade and its impacts on the ground. Our goal is to enhance the depth of understanding of Fair Trade - its strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and potential - so as to provide a shared knowledge among Fair Trade stakeholders, constituting a framework to build Fair Trade future.
Valéry Bezençon (Ph.D.) is the founder and director of the Fair Trade Institute. He is a professor at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.
The Fair Trade Resource Network (FTRN) shut down on May 31, 2014. As a result, the partnership between the Fair Trade Institute and FTRN ended on this date. A partnership with the Fair Trade Colleges & Universities programme is envisioned. The details of the partnership are being devised.