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2014-04-16 12:32:25

AMSTERDAM, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTZ Certified is launching a three-year initiative in Turkey aimed at bringing sound sustainability standards to hazelnut farming. A pilot project will be implemented across three hazelnut producing regions in the country; Trabzon and Giresun in the Northeast, and Duzce in the Northwest; where about 175 farmers are expected to take part. UTZ members such as Migros/Delica AG, Natra and REWE Group are actively collaborating in this...

2014-01-21 08:27:22

AMSTERDAM, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent research studies demonstrate positive impact on UTZ certified farms around the world UTZ certified cocoa, coffee and tea farms generate higher yields and better quality crops than conventional farms, and being trained in the UTZ Code of Conduct helps farmers to improve their knowledge and adopt sustainable farming practices. As a result, farmers can generate more income and create better opportunities while...

2011-07-05 11:47:00

WORMER, The Netherlands, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmer cooperatives in Cote d'Ivoire are benefiting from average yield improvements of nearly 50%, a 30% reduction in major pest problems and quality improvements in bean fermentation as a result of Cargill's farmer training to support sustainable cocoa production and certification. Following on from the success of these pilot cooperatives, the training programme is being expanded to Cameroon, the world's fourth largest cocoa producer....

2011-05-31 12:06:00

LITITZ, Pa., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The commitment of Cargill's cocoa and chocolate business on the journey toward a sustainable cocoa supply chain has reached another milestone with the delivery of the first UTZ CERTIFIED/Good Inside chocolate liquor to North America. The cocoa comes from farmers in Cote d'Ivoire that have participated in Cargill's Farmer Field School programs and reached UTZ certification after independent auditing. During the 10-month Farmer Field School...

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