UTZ & Rainforest Alliance - Joining forces

UTZ and Rainforest Alliance

Joining forces for a better future

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Voices from the field

“We cannot leave farmers to walk alone”

Agung Widi, from Kalimajari, a civil society organization working with cocoa farmers and Kerta Semaya Samaniya cocoa cooperative in Jembrana, Indonesia, explains how certification helped them become one of the top 50 cocoa producers in the world.

Certification: cost or investment?

A 2017 study on market potential for certified coffee in Belgium reveals that 3rd party certification could become the norm if large roasters would commit to sustainable sourcing. It also shows that certification schemes should collaborate to help change the perception of certification from a cost to an investment for companies.

The UTZ-Rainforest Alliance merger; a sustainability homecoming

Ria Stout, Chief Regional Officer of the new Rainforest Alliance, wrote UTZ’s first certification standard. She has dedicated her life to both organizations, which are now joining forces to amplify and accelerate sustainability transformation around the world. She sheds her light on the exciting journey.

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Integrated Pest Management e-course

We are proud to introduce our e-course on Introduction to Integrated Pest Management. The course, available in English in the UTZ Academy, has been set up for producers, technical assistants, service providers and anyone else interested in the Integrated Pest Management promoted by the UTZ and Rainforest Alliance standards. The course will soon also be […]

Ghanaian farmers to benefit through new SAT4Farming program

Ghana is the world’s second largest exporter of cocoa, but many of the country’s cocoa farmers are poor, trees are aging and highly vulnerable to pests and diseases, and productivity is low. However, many of these farmers can significantly increase their yields by applying good agricultural practices and basic investments in their farms, if they […]

The Rooibos harvest – November 2017

Unpredictable weather patterns are having a growing impact on farmers around the globe, threatening the production of many crops. For the past three years there has been a severe drought in South Africa. This has major implications for the rooibos harvest, and means that not enough certified rooibos has been produced to fulfill demand from companies. […]

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