This infographic illustrates how certified commodities have lower external costs benefiting farmers, the environment and society.
The data compares certified vs non-certified cocoa from the Ivory Coast, coffee from Vietnam, and cotton from India. The infographic reveals how the external costs of cultivation were found to be significantly lower for the certified commodities in these sectors than non-certified commodities. And, across these sectors, the profitability of certified farms is found to be significantly higher than non-certified.
The findings are based on a joint report series by True Price and IDH: The True Price of Cocoa from the Ivory Coast; The True Price of Coffee from Vietnam; The True Price of Cotton from India.
Originally posted on 13/09/2016