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What is the Sector Partnerships Program?


Program manager Sector Partnerships

To make sustainable farming the norm, we need to strengthen partnerships within producing communities, throughout supply chains and across sectors. To find out how the UTZ program is working on this we sat down with Mariecke van der Glas, who is responsible for the Rainforest Alliance Sector Partnerships Program.

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Mariecke van der Glas
Your questions answered

What is the Sector Partnerships Program?

To make sustainable farming the norm, we need to strengthen partnerships within producing communities, throughout supply chains and across sectors. To find out how the UTZ program is working on this we sat down with Mariecke van der Glas, who is responsible for the Rainforest Alliance Sector Partnerships Program.

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Better cocoa for a brighter future. How partnerships accelerate change

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

Everything you need to know about hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are in many of our favorite treats, but do you know how they’re produced? How about where? With our recent expansion into the hazelnut sector, we tell you everything you need to know about hazelnuts and the sustainability needs around their production.

Siriki Diakite
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Does the UTZ label guarantee a child labor free product?

For too long, child labor has been a fact of life in many communities – including the cocoa, coffee, tea, and hazelnut sectors. Siriki Diakité, who leads our work with more than 420,000 farmers in Côte d’Ivoire, explains why guarantees are impossible – but that the UTZ program is leading efforts to eradicate child labor.

Leonie Haakshorst
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Why is UTZ working towards a sustainable hazelnut sector?

Most hazelnuts are sourced by European confectionary companies. Many of these companies have already committed to sourcing 100% UTZ certified cocoa and indicated their interest to sourcing sustainable hazelnuts too. And so the UTZ hazelnut program was born. Find out about the challenges and the way forward.

   
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