Towards sustainable cocoa in Côte d'Ivoire: The impacts and contribution of UTZ certification combined with services provided by companies

Empirical study
Research report

Published 2018 by Wageningen Economic Research. Authored by Ingram, V., van Rijn, F., Waarts, Y., Dekkers, M., de Vos, B., Koster, T., Tanoh R. and Galo A.

Summary

Sustainability issues are urgent in cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire. The cocoa sector continues to face deeply embedded, interrelated challenges around productivity; low income and working conditions; scaling up grouping and service delivery to farmers; negative environmental impacts; and a tight supply and demand relationship with recession and expansion affecting global market and farm-gate prices. This report analyses the contributions of UTZ and the interventions of companies implementing UTZ certification with groups of farmers in Côte d'Ivoire. The outcomes analysed are increased yields, improved income, improved working and living conditions, and better environmental protection.

Research detail

Towards sustainable cocoa in Côte d'Ivoire: The impacts and contribution of UTZ certification combined with services provided by companies

Empirical study
Research report

Published 2018 by Wageningen Economic Research. Authored by Ingram, V., van Rijn, F., Waarts, Y., Dekkers, M., de Vos, B., Koster, T., Tanoh R. and Galo A.

You may also be interested in:

Discussion

Our discussion policy

We welcome relevant, respectful comments.