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This study carried out in 2009 features 10 cases studies of UTZ certified coffee farms in 6 countries, exploring the early results of certification. Its purpose is mainly to learn how producers experience certification in the short and medium term. It does not aim to demonstrate long term impacts. The case studies show that certification improves sustainable practices, cost efficiency and farm income, and that it is also appreciated for its contribtiuon to professionalization of farm management.

Lead organization:
Centro de Investigaciones Humanismo y Empresa (CIHE)
Study sector:
Agriculture focus:
Study type:
Outcome or Impact Evaluation
Study design & methods:
Qualitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Social issues, Environmental issues, Economic issues
Primary Research Funders:
Research Partner(s):
CIHE Guatemala
Other Partners:
Local consultants
Additional info:

6 Case studies of UTZ certifierd coffee farms in Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia, Guatemala, Kenya and India.

Name of lead contact:
Henk Gilhuis