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.

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Everything you need to know about tea

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.

Geert Eenhoorn
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Is rice part of the UTZ program?

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.

Everything you need to know about cocoa

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.

How certification helps Abrabopa build a strong cocoa farmers’ organization

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.

Our main aim is give a proposition to our customers and the industry as a whole that if you partner with us your supply will be secure and you can impact on small farmers’ income and productivity.
Brigitte Campfens
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How is the UTZ coffee program developing?

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.

Daan de Vries
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Why does UTZ only work on coffee, tea, cocoa and hazelnut?

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.”

Everything you need to know about coffee

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.

Certification helps guarantee rooibos production

South African manufacturer and producer Carmién Tea is one of the leading names in the rooibos industry. Established in 1998, the company’s founder and Managing Director Mientjie Mouton is keen to ensure the future production of this unique crop through sustainable farming practices.

 
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