Welcome to
the Better Business Hub

The Better Business Hub is your knowledge platform on the ins and outs of UTZ certification and the impact in origin.

Find answers to FAQs and farmer stories about the benefits and challenges of implementing sustainable farming.

Beth Hearn
Your questions answered

How does UTZ contribute to a Better Life?

The Better Life component of UTZ is all about improving the lives of workers and farmers around the world. We talk to Beth Hearn, communication specialist at UTZ, to learn more about the human side of certification and what UTZ is doing to make a difference.

UTZ and the Rainforest Alliance announce merger

UTZ and the Rainforest Alliance have announced their intention to merge. As a truly global organization, we will have a greater reach and stronger voice, creating even more impact for farmers, communities, and our planet. And a greater ability to provide you with better services and solutions to your challenges.

Joky Francois
Your questions answered

How does UTZ address gender issues?

There are at least 560 million female farmers and farm workers in the world, comprising, on average, 43% percent of the agricultural labor force. But they face a multitude of challenges. UTZ gender expert Joky François explains why gender equality is vital for sustainable agriculture, and what UTZ is doing about it.

Anne Dullemeijer
Your questions answered

What is the reach of UTZ?

The UTZ program has an enormous reach. In fact, it is the world’s biggest certification program for cocoa and coffee. But just how big is it? What are the different ways it can be measured? Data analyst Anne Dullemeijer looks at the 2016 data and explains.

Henriette Walz
Your questions answered

Why is sustainable coffee better for the environment?

We take a look at the concrete benefits of sourcing sustainable coffee with Henriette Walz, Climate Change & Environmental Expert at UTZ. Plus, we hear from some of the farmers in the field about the benefits they’ve seen.

Indira Moreno Echeverri
Your questions answered

How does integrated pest management work in practice?

Pesticides can be harmful for farmers, consumers and the environment. That’s why on UTZ farms pesticides are only used as a last resort. Indira Moreno Echeveri, UTZ’s pest management expert explains how integrated pest management works in practice with examples from around the world.

 
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