The impact of UTZ certification of cocoa in the Ivory Coast 2008 to 2013

Ingram, V.J.; Waarts, Y.R.; Vugt, S.M. van; Ge, L.; Wegener, L.; Puister-Jansen, L.F.


In 2008, various value chain partners in Ivory Coast adopted the UTZ Code of Conduct and became UTZ certified to enhance sustainability in the cocoa supply chain. As part of the certification programme, cooperatives and are receiving training on farm management organisational capacity building. This brochure paints a picture of the situation on farms by mid-2013. It provides information about how the UTZ Certified cocoa programme in Ivory Coast is helping farmers to increase their knowledge and use good agricultural practices (GAPs) in line with the UTZ Certified Code of Conduct. The lessons learned from these results will be used to improve the quality of the programme.