Citing some of our work in Guatemala, this report argues that resource management springing from genuine community demand can nurture enterprises that generate considerable income and improve local ecosystems.
The Rainforest Alliance is working to conserve Ethiopia's remaining forests while improving the livelihoods of coffee farmers. We have helped a number of operations like Moredocofe's become certified to the standards of the Sustainable Agriculture Network, ensuring that they harvest, mill and process coffee using socially responsible and environmentally sustainable methods. This has had a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of farmers working thousands of acres of land.
This book explores the challenges of environmental protection and development. Includes a chapter by Rainforest Alliance president Tensie Whelan on conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods.