On December 12th 2013, the ceremony of giving UTZ Certified Certificate to Tam Giang Certified Coffee Production Cooperative and Minh Toan Loi Agricultural Production Trading & Service Cooperative was organized at VSCB Viet Nam Limited Company.
On behalf of two cooperatives, Mr.Vu Duc Quan – Head of Minh Toan Loi Agricultural Production Trading & Service Cooperative said: “On behalf of the two cooperatives, I would like to thank UTZ Certified for your supporting to farmers like us, UTZ Certified realyy brings back many benefits for farmers not only in economy but also in environment protection. I also thank VSCB Viet Nam – Certification Body that it already conducted audit honestly, objectively and equally. I hope that UTZ Certified will support farmers on activities related to UTZ Certified certification and hope that VSCB Viet Nam will increasingly develop”.
Picture 1: Mr. Vũ Đức Quân has a speech at the ceremony of giving UTZ Certified certificate
The representatives of the two cooperatives received UTZ Certified certificates given by Mr. Pham Van Tam – Representative of UTZ Certified Viet Nam, Mr. Bach Thanh Tuan – Director of VSCB Viet Nam and Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tam – Vice Director of VSCB Viet Nam.
Picture 2: Ceremony of giving UTZ Certified certificate to Tam Giang Cooperative.
Picture 3: Ceremony of giving UTZ Certified certificate to Minh Toan Loi Cooperative
When they had just been established there are a small number of farmers, but up to September 2013, Tam Giang cooperative has 106 farmers and Minh Toan Loi has 110 farmers. This is third year of getting UTZ Certified certificate of these both cooperatives.
According to Mr. Nguyen Khoa Anh – Head of Tam Giang cooperative, recent year was very difficult for the cooperative as well as its members. Due to the problem of tax evasion by some businesses have pushed prices higher coffee price compared with UTZ certified coffee including premium, so sales of UTZ certified coffee decreased. But joining the UTZ Certified as cooperative as well as the members themselves has got benefit not only on price, increased production besides it they have actually enhance their awareness of health, work safety and environmental protection, which is the reason why two cooperatives decide to continue programs UTZ certified coffee production program.
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