Life on many coffee farms is tough. The work is physical and demanding, but wages can be very low. Certification helps making a difference to coffee workers through better living and working conditions.Continue reading
Life on many coffee farms is tough. The work is physical and demanding, but wages can be very low. Certification helps making a difference to coffee workers through better living and working conditions.
Meet Patricia Quijandría Díaz, country rep for Peru and Ecuador. We caught up with Patricia to chat coffee, cocoa and gender equality.
More than a million farmers follow training to meet UTZ certification standards. We cannot train them all ourselves. That is why we use the train-the-trainer approach. This is how it works in practice.
Peruvian coffee farmers are facing new challenges such as climate change. How can they make sure they’re ready for the future? Here they share their secret of good coffee: focus on quality. “Certification means more money to do the extra activities that improve quality and make the cooperative more sustainable for the future.”
Willie Nel owns a large rooibos plantation in Western Cape, South Africa, while father and son team Niklaas and Andries Slinger own a smaller plantation. Both are UTZ certified, but do they face the same benefits and challenges? We fired some quick questions at them to find out.
Tea prices in Malawi are under pressure and producers are feeling the effects of a changing climate. Marketing & Business Development Manager Wouter Verelst of Satemwa, one of the country’s last family-owned tea estates, explains how they are dealing with the business challenges.
Marcel Vernooij from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, discusses the merits of our strategic partnership with the Dutch government, aimed at achieving sustainable cocoa, tea and coffee sectors, by tackling the most critical issues for farmers that go beyond farm level. After visting Côte d’Ivoire he shares his blog
It’s inspirational to meet farmers committed to sustainable farming and hear their story. Turkish farmers Orhan Güler and Özer Akbaşlı are members of our hazelnut sustainability program. They are keen to explain what motivates them and share their experiences of farming life.
The impact carries through generations: how Maria is growing a better life for her family through better farming practices
For Maria Aparecida Silva, coffee farming has been a blessing. But a blessing not without hard work. Operating a small coffee farm in Brazil for over 65 years, she shares how better farming practices are helping her farm flourish for future generations.