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Over 25 million farmers in 37 countries depend on coffee production. Being Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia the largest producers, all 37 countries lie within the coffee belt, an area close to the Equator with the perfect temperature and high levels of humidity necessary to grow coffee. But what are the challenges in the sector? And why is sustainable production so important for the future of...
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01/19/2017 at 12:12. Facebook
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01/18/2017 at 13:14. Facebook
The power of groups - How does UTZ support small-scale farmers? Family farmers face many different challenges. Working together in farmer groups can mean better access to inputs, training and market opportunities. [ Utz.org Link ]

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01/17/2017 at 14:13. Facebook
Meet Willie and Niklaas – two South African rooibos farmers who shared their ups and downs of certification via our quick-fire questionnaire. We think it makes some interesting reading! [ Utz.org Link ]

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01/17/2017 at 13:56. Facebook
Vacancy: Program Associate for the Global Living Wage Coalition. Like-minded organizations across the world are working towards the payment of a living wage among the workers, farmers and supply chain actors within their respective certification systems and beyond. To support this work, the Coalition is now looking for a Program Associate with excellent management and communications skills....
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01/16/2017 at 13:40. Facebook
Did you know that the average age of a cocoa farmer is between 45 and 50 years old? With income from cocoa farming hovering around $0.50-0.84 a day in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, cocoa farmers are usually poor or very poor. Most young people are moving to the cities in search of better work. But these are just some of the challenges in the sector. Climate change and gender discrimination are...
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Happy New Year! Let’s make 2017 a more sustainable one. Better for the farmers, workers, future generations and our planet!
The UTZ team would like to wish you all a wonderful end of the year. Let’s dedicate some time to think about those less fortunate. This has been a year of changes and we will certainly face many challenges next year. But there are also opportunities, opportunities for more people around the world to have a better life and for us to make a difference. Happy holidays!
Do you have experience with customer relations management? Do you speak different European languages? Or are you looking to support our team in Ivory Coast? Look out for our different vacancies on our website. Join us and be part of our sustainability journey! [ Utz.org Link ]
Cocoa is a massive industry that employs millions of farmers worldwide. You probably eat chocolate all the time, especially during this time of year, but what do you know about how it’s produced? We go over all you need to know about cocoa — from how it’s made to the industry’s future and UTZ's role. [ Utz.org Link ]
In many tropical and subtropical regions where coffee, cocoa and tea are grown, climate change can be an environmental disaster for producers. At the same time, bad agricultural practices contribute to climate change. How to address climate-related challenges? [ Utz.org Link ]

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“I have four children and all of them go to school, thanks to the UTZ program and premium,” says farmer Silue Bakary. “In fact, the project helps us a lot in the education of our children, and in health care. Through UTZ certification, we have the college at the cooperative, which allows us to educate our children here on site and no longer have to send them to the city. And in my spare time I...
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Tea is the most popular drink in the world after water. The sector serves millions of customers worldwide, and employs hundreds of thousands of workers. But tea producers face a variety of challenges, including the effects of climate change, soil erosion, low incomes and poor working conditions. December 15, was International Tea Day. We believe, every day should be the day to work towards a...
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Last days to apply! Are you our new Member Support Officer - Palm Oil? We are looking for a customer service oriented colleague with excellent communication skills, fluent in both English and Spanish. Deadline Dec 19. [ Utz.org Link ]
Smallholder farmers often struggle to achieve a sustainable livelihood. They face high costs and low prices, and it can be difficult to access the inputs and services that would improve their business. Through a farmer group, smallholders can access inputs and services at a lower cost. Training in good agricultural practices, and access to inputs like seedlings, fertilizers and pesticides,...
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Unfortunately, millions of workers across the world still do not receive an income that allows them to meet their basic needs. A living wage means a worker should receive a wage for a regular work week (before overtime) that is enough to afford a decent standard of living for themselves and her or his family. A decent standard of living is a fundamental Human Right. #internationalhumanrightsday
Soil contains an estimated half of the world’s biodiversity; it absorbs and purifies water and air; and of course, it is the basis of food production on our planet. Healthy soil even contributes to mitigating climate change, by maintaining or increasing its organic carbon content. However, intensive farming methods, soil erosion and deforestation can strip soil of nutrients. That’s why soil...
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The Sustainable Development Goals are the follow up on the Millennium Development Goals. They exist out of 17 clear directives for how to eradicate poverty and tackle climate change. Find out how they speak to the goals we are driving forward at UTZ: [ Goo.gl Link ]