Multiple certification patterns of ISEAL member schemes in the coffee and cocoa industries (Briefing paper)

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Published October 2018 by ISEAL Alliance. Authored by ISEAL Alliance

Summary

The aim of this paper is to better understand to what extent farmers are certified by one or more ISEAL member scheme, to identify key characteristics of multiple certified certificate holders, and to examine regional and commodity-specific patterns in multiple certification. The analysis only considers the overlap of four ISEAL member schemes that is Fairtrade, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, and Global Coffee Platform. It is evident from the report that producers become certified under more than one certification scheme for a variety of reasons, including securing market access, to benefit from complementarities of different schemes, and to demonstrate intention to meet quality, social and environmental standards. The exercise of data sharing and database development with multiple certification schemes has also opened doors for new areas of collaboration.

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Multiple certification patterns of ISEAL member schemes in the coffee and cocoa industries (Briefing paper)

Briefing or opinion
Research briefing

Published October 2018 by ISEAL Alliance. Authored by ISEAL Alliance

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