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The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014, Potts, Jason, and Lynch Matthew , 06/2014, p.135-155, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
FAIR TRADE – CONTRADICTING OR COMPLEMENTING SE? A critical research on RISE's Fair Trade activities within a social entrepreneurial framework, Gottlieb, Mikkel , Department Psychology and Eduction, 06/2014, Volume Social Entrepreneurship and Management, Roskilde, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Evaluation of river sand as a medium for raising cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) seedlings, Konlan, Sampson, and Opoku-Agyeman Michael Obour , American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Online, p.120, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Effect of crude oil price on Cocoa production in Nigeria (1961-2008): A cointergration and error correction modelling approach, Binuomote, S. O., and Odeniyi K. A. , Wilolud Journal, 09/2013, Volume 3, Issue 23, Nigeria, p.30, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Quality of Vietnamese cocoa liquor and butter, Phuc, Cat-Hanh Nguyen , Faculty of Bioscience Engineering - University of Gent (Belgium), 2013, Volume Msc., Gent, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
A product chain organisation study of certified Cocoa supply, Afrane, George, Arvidsson Rickard, Baumann Henrikke, Borg Josefin, Keller Emma, Canals Llorenç Milà í, and Selmer Julie K. , The 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management, 08/2013, Gothenburg, (2013) , (Academic Publication)

Monitoring and estimating the consumption of certified sustainable cocoa and coffee in the Netherlands

TitleMonitoring and estimating the consumption of certified sustainable cocoa and coffee in the Netherlands
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsLogatcheva, Katja
Date Published05/2014
InstitutionWageningen UR
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscertified cocoa, certified coffee, consumption, netherlands

In 2010, the Dutch coffee industry initiated the Letter of Intent as a result of its wish to coordinate the efforts to find how the coffee value chain (from tree to cup) can be made more sustainable. The letter of intent was supported by the Dutch government, IDH, a number of certification organisations and other cooperating parties.
In the same year, the wish to address sustainability in the cocoa value chain resulted in the Letter of Intent 'Sustainable cocoa consumption and - cocoa production’, an initiative of, and signed and/or supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the main players in the Dutch cocoa sector including producers, retailers, NGOs and civil society. The Letters stipulate clear targets for increasing the share of the certified sustainable cocoa and coffee in the Dutch consumer market. The Ministry of Economic Affairs partners with the IDH in a joint endeavour to monitor the achievements in increasing the share of consumed certified sustainable cocoa and coffee in the Netherlands and to support the Letters of Intent. For this reason, the Ministry commissioned LEI Wageningen UR to perform a study that will lead to a better impression of existing data supply and to point out data that enable the monitoring or estimation of the share of certified sustainable coffee, cocoa and cocoa products in the Dutch consumption. This report presents the research results of this study. The results of this study will lead to a search for the most cost efficient ways to monitor or estimate the share of sustainable consumption with respect to total consumption.

The study was conducted through desk research and interviews with some of the representatives of the Dutch coffee (2012) and cocoa (2012/13) supply chains and related organisations. We would like to thank them for providing information. We would also like to thank Sietze Vellema, Yuca Waarts, Verina Ingram and Marieke Meeusen (all LEI Wageningen UR) for their comments and review. And, finally, we would like to thank Lucie Wassink and Alex Bruijnis (Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs) for their comments and discussion.



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