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This study evaluates the impact of the UTZ-Solidaridad cocoa programme, by comparing the situation of a sample of farmers from six projects in 2014 with their situation in 2011, and by comparing the development over time for certified and uncertified farmers. It also analysed the programme’s inclusiveness and the effect of UTZ certification on hired labourers’ working conditions.

Lead organization:
LEI Wageningen UR
Study sector:
Agriculture
Agriculture focus:
Cocoa
Certification:
UTZ
Study type:
Outcome or Impact Evaluation
Study design & methods:
Control group(s) / counterfactual, Before and after comparison, Quantitative collection and analysis methods, Qualitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Social issues, Environmental issues, Economic issues
Primary Research Funders:
UTZ
Research Partner(s):
Solidaridad
Additional info:

Interesting methodological learnings, a.o. about sample size, size of expected effects, and control group dynamics.

Name of lead contact:
Henk Gilhuis