I represent UTZ Certified in India since 2 years. I have worked with different stakeholders/partners involved in the process of certification.
According to your experience, what are the benefits of certification, to the producers, traders/buyers, and generally to other supply chain actors.
For several years, I worked with various certification schemes including UTZ.
One of the key benefits I can point out is the sustainable production systems that the certifications enforce. This ensures that we take care of future generations. Most of the certifications also offer a better price as compared to the conventional prices. Finally, most certifications also promote transparence and good governance in co-operative movement. This is really good in ensuring farmers do not get swindled - and supply chains are quite secured for the benefit of all.