Update April 24th, 2018, In January 2018, UTZ merged with the Rainforest Alliance. We are joining forces because we know that together we can have a greater impact and be a better partner to the many stakeholders we work with. Work is now underway to build our new organization and certification program.
UTZ & Rainforest Alliance - Joining forces
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today. For the farmers and producers we work with, a lack of understanding on how to adapt could mean the loss of their business and their income. Meanwhile, bad agricultural practices such as slash and burn make a massive contribution to climate change.
Here you can find impact studies commissioned by UTZ, as well as a selection of other studies that look at the UTZ program. Download full reports, read UTZ’ responses to the studies or get a quick overview of the reports’ highlights on our 2 pagers. Towards Sustainable Cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire Cocoa Côte d’Ivoire 2013 […]
How one Indian coffee farmer group protects nature, empowers farmers and sets an example across a region
The Western Ghats Sustainable Farming Consortium is a coffee smallholder group in India dedicated to preserving the unique biodiversity of their region. We speak with Thribuvan Sathvik, member of the consortium, about how certification has improved their practices and how it’s empowering farmers to get more for their products.
The 2017 UTZ Tea Statistics Report shows a healthy sector, with expanding reach and growing market interest. Check our infographic for the latest market insights and download the full report.
The 2017 UTZ Cocoa Statistics Report reflects a market increasingly geared towards sustainability. Check our infographic for the latest market insights and download the full report.
The 2017 UTZ Statistics Report on the UTZ coffee program reveals a buoyant sustainable coffee market driven by increasing commitments from European retailers. Check our infographic for the latest market insights and download the full report.
On 31 May 2018, the University of Sheffield released their Global Business of Forced Labour study. We welcome this independent research which looked at tea production in two Indian regions: Kerala and Assam and at the cocoa industry in Ghana. All credible, methodologically sound independent investigations add great value to our work especially in the […]
At the Rainforest Alliance we are committed to supporting farmers and producers who are proactively working to make positive change in their farming practices. In Côte d’Ivoire, non-certified cocoa, including cocoa coming from deforested areas, could be entering certified cocoa supply chains, according to sources. For this reason, we – the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ […]
A coalition of NGOs published a key report on the cocoa sector on April 19, 2018: the Cocoa Barometer. The Barometer is focused on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, the world’s largest cocoa exporters. The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ program welcome the report, which highlights that efforts to address poverty and unsustainable practices in the cocoa […]
We are pleased to announce that the ISEAL IPM coalition has signed a MoU with CABI to implement better, less chemical-dependent, ways for farmers to manage agricultural pests and diseases that account for around 40% of lost crops worldwide.