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Amos Thiongo replied to NEELKANT PANDHARE's discussion Benefits from Certification in the group Certification in the coffee sector
"Dear Neelkant, 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…"
Sep 23, 2014
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Sep 23, 2014
Amos Thiongo replied to Amos Thiongo's discussion How Voluntary are the certification schemes in coffee? in the group Certification in the coffee sector
"Thats an absolutely important question Mark. But probably we also need to ask ourselves who drives the certifications. Is it the producers or is it the consumers? There is so much good that we can attribute to the certification e.g. the premiums…"
Sep 11, 2014
Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu replied to Amos Thiongo's discussion How Voluntary are the certification schemes in coffee? in the group Certification in the coffee sector
"Can all these certification standards be harmonized to have one general common standard? I think its very confusing and expensive to the farmers to be certified based on all these standard. "
Sep 9, 2014
Mark Njeru replied to Amos Thiongo's discussion How Voluntary are the certification schemes in coffee? in the group Certification in the coffee sector
" I totally agree with you Amos. But at some point a beg to ask another question,is certification really the solution in coffee farming and marketing?"
Sep 9, 2014
Amos Thiongo added a discussion to the group Certification in the coffee sector
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How Voluntary are the certification schemes in coffee?

Voluntary certification schemes including UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, Organic, Fairtrade, 4C... etc convey themselves as voluntary. That means farmers have the choice to be certified or not. However, the market now dictates one form of certification or another. Thus farmers are compelled to join the certification and are required to pay ridiculously high certification/audit/re-certification fees every year. Some coffee co-operatives have multiple certifications which they must pay for annually.…See More
Sep 5, 2014
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Certification in the coffee sector

This group aims to discuss certification related issues such as advantages, challenges, various types of certifications and various certification bodies available for coffee organizations . Please join the group to discuss these issues among others related to certification.See More
Sep 5, 2014
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Sep 5, 2014

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Foodprints Africa
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coffee, tea, vegetables etc
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http://www.foodprintsafrica.com

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