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‘We’re here to contribute to positive impact – and sometimes the way to do that can be surprising’. Britta Wyss Bisang, Program Director at UTZ shares her thoughts about UTZ and the Rainforest Alliance announced merger.
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UTZ Certified
UTZ Certified
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"As head of the family, I have to look at good profitability to make sure we have enough in the future. Only through good management is this possible. UTZ gives us good management tools and it is clear where improvements are needed." Maria Aparecida Silva, coffee farmer in Brazil. Meet more farmers like Maria and explore stories from around the world: [ Ow.ly Link ]
As head of the family I have to look at good profitability
UTZ Certified
UTZ Certified
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We are hiring! Assurance Developer, Technical and Video Officer, Trainee Productivity Environment and more. Find our vacancies: [ Utz.org Link ]
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Why are Rainforest Alliance and UTZ merging?

We are at a critical point in the history of our planet. The challenges we work on are more urgent than ever. Climate change, deforestation, systemic poverty and inequality are increasingly intertwined with the way we manage land and produce food.

Our merger will give us a greater reach and a stronger voice, creating even more impact for farmers,...
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Why are Rainforest Alliance and UTZ merging
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What does Rainforest Alliance and UTZ future merger mean for farmers?
The 182,000 cocoa, coffee and tea farmers who are currently certified under both standards will make big savings. Our new standard will set the bar for sustainable agriculture, giving farmers a framework to improve their livelihoods while protecting the landscapes where they live and work. Read more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
What does Rainforest Alliance and UTZ future merger mean for farmers
Have you heard? UTZ and Rainforest Alliance are coming together to create one global certification standard! Read all about it: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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“I am motivated to do something for my workers: providing them with warm water, improving toilets, communal areas, upgrading their houses. The premium money is an opportunity for me to give back to the business and better the lives of my people. That feels good to me.” Niklaas Slinger, rooibos farmer, South Africa. Meet more farmers like Niklaas visiting our interactive world map. [ Utz.org...
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Improving productivity in coffee, cocoa, tea and hazelnut supply chains is a key objective of UTZ. We believe that improving farm productivity is the most effective and sustainable way to improve the farmers’ net income from the certified crop, while having taking care of the environment.
Improving productivity in coffee cocoa tea and hazelnut supply chains is a
2016 was a good year for UTZ farmers. UTZ certified companies sourced enough to make 38 billion cups of coffee, 3 billion cups of tea and 15 billion bars of chocolate (milk chocolate 100g). Providing income to 856.000 farmers and 424.000 workers in 41 countries. Want to know more? [ Bit.ly Link ]
2016 was a good year for UTZ farmers UTZ certified companies sourced
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Scarcity and pollution of fresh water resources is causing a wide range of human and ecological problems. By far the largest demand for the world’s fresh water resources comes from agriculture. Besides withdrawal, agriculture also contributes significantly to the pollution of water bodies. Sustainable water management means keeping clean water separated from contaminated water, reducing water...
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Scarcity and pollution of fresh water resources is causing a wide range
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Training is key to the success of the UTZ programs. The UTZ Academy Online is the online learning platform gathering knowledge from around the world, with personalized and tailored courses to participant’s needs. Trainers are trained to increase the impact of their courses by using a proven didactic model. Farmers engage in training courses on the implementation of sustainable agricultural...
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Female tea farmers in Zimbabwe, energy generated from coffee waste water in Centro America, a rapid, more sustainable cocoa sector in Indonesia; are just some of the stories around the world showing the positive impact of certification. Find more of stories on our new interactive world map and discover what we’ve achieved! [ Utz.org Link ]
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“We have 19 direct competitors in the Sri Lanka tea market,” says Subhash Abeywickrama, General Manager at Maturata Plantations Ltd, one of the largest tea producing companies in Sri Lanka. “Before certification we were number 19 on the list in terms of profit and loss. Today? Today we are number one! [ Utz.org Link ]
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Better together – ‘Too many of the world’s farmers and workers struggle to earn a living. Climate change is bad news for all of us, and farmers are already feeling the effects of higher temperatures and erratic rainfall. Women still face systematic exclusion and discrimination…. 2016 showed that great things become possible when we work together’. This is how UTZ CEO, Han de Groot, introduces...
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BETTER LIFE - “I am happy because of UTZ because I am now one of the best farmers in my district and I was also elected as a lead farmer. I am one of the biggest farmers with 11.5 ha. I am having a good living with my family because of farming. UTZ taught me about good hygiene practices and at home I am a better mother because of it. Through training with UTZ I am also a leader in my...
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BETTER LIFE I am happy because of UTZ because I am now
BETTER ENVIRONMENT - “Because of the UTZ project I know about climate change and that we cannot stop it. But we can find good practices to cope with it, such as a better soil and water management. I now plant shade trees and use much less fertilizers.”
Levan Bang, coffee farmer in Vietnam.
BETTER ENVIRONMENT Because of the UTZ project I know about climate change
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BETTER INCOME – “Since we are in the program the cocoa farm has produced more: we had 1.2 tons in 2011-2012, and then 1.8 tons in 2013-2014. In this way the UTZ program allowed me to build my house! And it also means we can afford gas for cooking.” Kouassi N’Guessan Nick, Côte D’Ivoire
BETTER INCOME Since we are in the program the cocoa farm has
BETTER CROP - “The UTZ certification brought along great benefits to our properties; the farms become much more organized than before. Equally important was the improvement noticed in the quality of the coffee itself!” Firmino Rocha de Freitas, owner of Fazenda Onça. Brazil
BETTER CROP The UTZ certification brought along great benefits to our properties
At UTZ, we believe it is unacceptable that anyone in this world should have to choose between whether to send their children to school or whether to eat. A living wage is essential to ensuring a decent standard of life for farmers, producers and their families, meaning they never have to face choices like this. 6 sustainability standards get together to work towards better working conditions...
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