If certfication can't bring farmers out poverty, can it be called truly sustainable?


Fair game: How effective is cocoa certification?

By Oliver Nieburg

Sourcing to fair trade standards, such as UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade, is an important first step for chocolate makers towards cocoa sustainability, but will not necessarily bring farmers out of extreme poverty, say supply chain actors.

Why are adoption rates for sustainability training so low? Scientists weigh in. ©GettyImages/RomoloTavani

Scientists weigh in

Modern times: What’s holding back tech advances in cocoa?

By Oliver Nieburg

Chocolate companies should rethink cocoa sustainability programs to reverse low adoption rates for training and technology, says The Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on Cocoa Research.