Eco-fair conditions in coffee and tea cultivation?

Background: Fair trade labels and eco-labels are intended to ensure the ecological, economic and social sustainability of agricultural products and provide guidance for ethical consumption. The foundations of this model are forms of control and trust that complement each other. It is unclear whether the working conditions and ecological impacts of cultivating tea and coffee in the producing countries really meet the specified standards.

Aim of the research: Work on the topic should follow up indications of rights violations on site and reveal regulatory gaps. The research can be methodically supported by literature work, expert interviews or other qualitative methods. Field research on site in one of the cultivation areas (possibly East Africa: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi; or India) can be contemplated, planned and carried out if there is a special commitment by the student.