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UTZ and Rainforest Alliance joining forces
February 5 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMFree
Are you a link in the coffee supply chain?
Is traceability important to you?
What can you do to support and promote sustainability in the coffee industry?
In January 2018, UTZ and Rainforest Alliance merged. The new Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organisation working in 76 countries to build a future in which farmers, workers, and communities prosper; and sustainable land use and responsible business practices are the norm.
The programs enable farmers to grow better crops, generate more income and create better opportunities for their workers and families while safeguarding the environment.
We envision a world where people and nature thrive in harmony. What does this mean for the farmer and what does this mean for you?
Join us to learn more about how the merger of UTZ and Rainforest Alliance builds on their existing strengths to achieve greater social, environmental and economic impact in the coffee supply chain; to address the critical challenges facing our world today – with delicious coffee inspired cocktails.
Spaces are limited. Doors open at 5pm.
Special guest speakers, Melanie Mokken the Markets Officer for Australia-New Zealand and international UTZ/Rainforest Alliance Country Directors, Mariana Barbosa (Brazil) and Mauricio Galindo (Colombia). To give you more insight into what’s behind these certification labels, Mariana and Mauricio will present their personal experience on the impact of the UTZ and Rainforest Alliance programs in their origins. How certification can help farmers differentiate from regular commodity coffee and adapt procedures inside the farm that lead to higher quality coffee, as well as how the organizations address the sustainability issues in the coffee sector on a sector level by working together with local governments. Melanie will give a short update and outlook on the merger between UTZ and Rainforest Alliance and the developments in the Australian and New Zealand markets.