You might have it every morning for breakfast or in the afternoon with biscuits, but what do you really know about it? We go over all you need to know about tea — what it is, where its grown, how its produced and the challenges facing the industry.Continue reading
You might have it every morning for breakfast or in the afternoon with biscuits, but what do you really know about it? We go over all you need to know about tea — what it is, where its grown, how its produced and the challenges facing the industry.
One-fifth of the world’s population depends on rice cultivation. The Sustainable Rice Platform is tackling the social and environmental challenges associated with rice production. UTZ’ Geert Eenhoorn explains how UTZ is applying its experience in cocoa, coffee and tea to help transform the rice sector to become more sustainable.
Cocoa. You probably indulge in it regularly, but what do you know about how it’s made? Cocoa production is a massive and growing industry facing many challenges and opportunities. We go over everything you need to know about cocoa, from how it’s grown to who controls it.
Abrabopa is one of the biggest cocoa associations in Ghana, with over 13,000 members from all the main production areas of the country. Executive Secretary Eliseus Opoku-Boamah shares with us how certification is helping them change their farmers’ lives for the better.
As the year draws to a close, it is time for both a review and a look into the future. How is the coffee program performing? What is demand like on the market? Where are we headed? Brigitte Campfens, Head of Market Development at UTZ, shares her insights.
Cargill on sustainability: “Transparency is essential, and third party certification plays its part”
Struggling with how to improve farmer livelihoods while making sustainability an integrated part of your business? Taco Terheijden, Cargill’s Director of Cocoa Sustainability, offers some insights on certification and other industry trends.
You may have wondered why the UTZ program covers just four different crops – coffee, cocoa, tea and hazelnuts – unlike some other certification programs. We sat down with Daan de Vries our Innovation & Technology director, who shared his insight. “It is all about maximising impact.”
I heard the UTZ mass balance system is changing. Will this have an effect on the cost of certified cocoa?
If you are responsible for sourcing, you may wonder what the upcoming changes to our mass balance system mean for the certified cocoa you buy. Sven Drillenburg explains that the new ratio at which cocoa credits can be exchanged will better reflect the realities of cocoa processing and that UTZ remains a cost efficient program.
La ricerca è conclusiva: i consumatori hanno più che mai a cuore la sostenibilità. E l’Italia non fa eccezione.
Coffee isn’t just a liquid that wakes us up; it’s a crop that feeds and supports millions of people around the world. For such an important and widely traded commodity, what do you really know about it? Here we explain all you need to know about the basics of coffee.