In 2012, UTZ Certified commissioned LEI Wageningen UR to determine the effects of this certification programme. LEI Wageningen UR led the study in partnership with the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI Wageningen UR), the French Centre de Coopération Internationale et Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), and Ivorian research organisation Agriculture et Cycles de Vie (A.C.V).
This report presents the results of the independent baseline survey and assessment framework by the research team. It evaluates the effectiveness of cocoa programme in bringing about improvements for cocoa farmers and cooperatives participating in the programme. Based on this evaluation, the report draws lessons learned and provides recommendations to improve the quality of the programme.
Authors : Verina Ingram, Yuca Waarts, Lan Ge, Simone van Vugt, Lucia Wegner, Linda Puister-Jansen, Francois Ruf, Roger Tanoh