Impacts of Rainforest Alliance Certification on Coffee Farms in Colombia

Date: 
July 16, 2013
Location: 
Webinar

New report demonstrates the effectiveness of sustainable certification as a tool to boost farmer income, improve water and soil health and protect arboreal mammals and their habitat

When and Where?

Tuesday, July 16th, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM (EST)
Register for this webinar via the link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/147523670

Who?

Deanna Newsom, Senior Analyst of Research & Evaluation at the Rainforest Alliance

What?

A media webinar to present the findings of a new report that investigates the impacts of Rainforest Alliance certification on coffee farms in Colombia. The report features four studies that evaluate the effects of certification on water quality, soil quality, farmer livelihoods and arboreal mammals. Deanna Newsom will provide an overview of the report, highlighting the key findings of the four studies. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

Background

The Rainforest Alliance contracted Cenicafe, a Colombian coffee research institute, to carry out four studies to evaluate the impacts of certification on water quality, soil quality, farmer livelihoods and arboreal mammals. The first three studies are farm-based, meaning that they compare a large sample of certified and noncertified farms. The fourth study examines the habits and movements of night monkeys and other arboreal mammals within their home ranges to draw conclusions about the usefulness of shaded coffee farms as habitat. Results from these studies indicate that sustainable certification is an effective tool to help boost farmer income, improve the health of water and soil and protect mammals and their habitat.