UTZ Certified
UTZ Certified
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Meet Albertino Meza Ojeda, Regional Cooperative Manager Peru.
Meet Albertino Meza Ojeda Regional Cooperative Manager Peru
UTZ Certified
UTZ Certified
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What is UTZ and how does it work? These 9 icons, with their explanatory videos, will help you understand what the program aims to contribute to and what it requires. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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UTZ easily explained in 9 icons - UTZ

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UTZ Certified
UTZ Certified
04/25/2017 at 14:55. Facebook
Sustainable cocoa production helps fight deforestation. It also helps farmers adapt to climate change. Jose Rojas Segovia, cocoa farmer in Peru: “I used to grow rice, but I lost 3 harvests because there wasn’t enough rain. Now I grow cocoa and there is still not enough rain, but the cooperative supported me to install irrigation. Here in Peru the cocoa market is growing, and I want to grow...
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Respecting and protecting the environment. Because this planet and our children deserve it. Happy #EarthDay!
Respecting and protecting the environment Because this planet and our children deserve
We are hiring! We are looking for a Member Support Officer for our Hazelnut program. Are you Turkish native speaker? Have over one year of experience in international customer relations (preferably B2B)? And have excellent communication skills? Then we want to meet you! Apply before May 4 bit.ly/2oq4i4O
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Sustainable Development Goals mean business - How credible standards can help companies deliver the 2030 agenda.[ Bit.ly Link ]
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Meet José Rojas Segovia, UTZ certified cocoa farmer in Peru, sharing the benefits of being part of a cooperative. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Meet José Rojas Segovia UTZ certified cocoa farmer in Peru sharing the

Strength in numbers: how group working benefits small-scale farmers - UTZ

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Gender equality
DYK that women in the agricultural sector still earn less than men, and have less access to education, healthcare, training and finance? They are also most often responsible for childcare, handling livestock and gathering food, fuel and water – time consuming traditional roles with little monetary value. [ Utz.org Link ]
Gender equality DYK that women in the agricultural sector still earn less
From empowering female farmers in Nicaragua, to improving soil fertility in Uganda, and testing an innovative way to tackle child labor in Ghana, UTZ’s Sector Partnerships Program aims to influence the sector agenda towards sustainability, promote more sustainable farming practices and support the development of a thriving civil society that can drive change. [ Bit.ly Link ]
From empowering female farmers in Nicaragua to improving soil fertility in Uganda

How does UTZ work together with others to make the cocoa, coffee and tea sectors more sustainable? - UTZ

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CLIMATE CHANGE
DYK that in many tropical and subtropical regions where coffee, cocoa and tea are grown, climate change can be an environmental disaster for producers? Decreased water availability, new or different pests and diseases and more extreme climatic events are threatening the quality and quantity of crops and in turn producer’s income. [ Utz.org Link ]
CLIMATE CHANGE DYK that in many tropical and subtropical regions where coffee
For our German speaking friends: from leave to cup, about Meßmer's sustainability journey protecting the environment and taking care of people.
For our German speaking friends from leave to cup about Meßmers sustainability
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COCOA
DYK that cocoa is grown in remote, rural regions of the world by more than 4.5 million farmers? 70% of global production comes from West Africa and the largest producers are (in this order): Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria and Cameroon. The other 30% of cocoa is produced in a handful of countries around the world near the equator, as cocoa trees need hot and humid environments...
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COCOA DYK that cocoa is grown in remote rural regions of the
The formula for good coffee. A story about the challenges in the coffee sector in Peru and how certification is helping these farmers be positive about their future. [ Utz.org Link ]
The formula for good coffee A story about the challenges in the

Why quality is the key to future-proof coffee farming - UTZ

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Do you want to know how Standards are contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals? Here some examples. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the 3 infographics full of impact data of different sectors, countries and standards) [ Standardsimpacts.org Link ]
Do you want to know how Standards are contributing to the achievement

Infographics: Sustainability standards and the SDGs (2017)

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TEA
DYK that while tea is native to Asia, it is currently grown in over 50 countries worldwide? Almost 80% of the world’s tea coming from four countries; China, India, Kenya and Sri Lanka. Smallholder plantations make up to 60% of global tea production, especially throughout China, Kenya, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
TEA DYK that while tea is native to Asia it is currently
No excuse not to buy sustainable products! In 2015 there were more than 13,500 different products on 136 countries around the globe with the UTZ name or label. There was enough coffee sold to make 28.6 billion cups of coffee; enough tea sold to make 2.9 billion cups of tea and enough cocoa sold to make 14.4 billion bars of milk chocolate bars of 100g each. Curious to know more about the reach...
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No excuse not to buy sustainable products In 2015 there were more

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COFFEE
DYK that there are two main types of coffee beans cultivated for consumption: arabica and robusta? Arabica is generally considered the superior variety of coffee bean. It is grown at elevations of 600-2,200 meters above sea level and at temperatures of 15-30 ºC. This gives it a lower caffeine content, making for a less bitter taste. Robusta plants are grown at lower elevations of 800...
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COFFEE DYK that there are two main types of coffee beans cultivated
Hiring! Our Standards & Assurance department is looking for two new colleagues. A Standards & Assurance Officer with 1 to 3 years of quality management experience in coffee, cocoa and/or tea production. And an Assurance Developer with a minimum of 5 years, preferably CSR agricultural, multi-stakeholder contexts in tropical countries or rural development related experience. For both positions...
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Hiring Our Standards Assurance department is looking for two new colleagues A

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Celebrating International Women's Day!

Women tend to plough most of the extra money they make back into their home and family, meaning increased investment in the education of their children, family health and nutrition. However, they still earn less than men, and have less access to education, healthcare, training and finance. We must ensure women are empowered and both men and women...
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Celebrating International Womens Day Women tend to plough most of the extra
‘I have met many women doing extraordinary things since I started working in the cocoa sector ten years ago.’ Britta Wyss Bisang, Program Director at UTZ. Today, Britta shares the story of Léonie Osso Sona, cocoa farmer, president of the Offa village women’s farmer association in Côte d’Ivoire and winner of the ‘The Woman With The Large Hat’ prize. ‘She’s feisty, independent and a born leader....
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I have met many women doing extraordinary things since I started working

How Female Cocoa Farmers In West Africa Play A Key Role In Creating Sustainable Communities - GirlTalkHQ

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