For the second time, Fairtrade Germany and the Max Havelaar Switzerland Foundation, now jointly with Fairtrade Austria and the Swiss State Secretary of Economic Affairs (SECO), commissioned the Center for Evaluation (CEval) to conduct a study aiming at identifying the contribution of Fairtrade (FT) on poverty reduction through rural development. The study at hand is a follow-up impact research to the study published in 2012, assessing longitudinally the changes that occurred towards the findings back then. It includes the same products (i.e. banana, cocoa, coffee, cotton, flower and tea), producer types (i.e. Small Producer Organizations (SPO), Hired Labor (HL) and Contract Production (CP)), and countries (i.e. Peru, Ghana, Kenya and India) as the 2011/12 study.