The CRECE study analyzes the impact that the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program has had in the lives of coffee farmers in Colombia during the period 2009 to 2011. The objectives of the study were to determine: 1) the difference the AAA Program is making in terms of sustainability, 2) whether environmental practices impact farm results, 3) whether AAA farmers have higher levels of income and productivity and 4) whether benefits apply equally to small farmers. Download the full executive summary »
The Rainforest Alliance has conserved hundreds of thousands of hectares of rainforest from destruction over the past two and a half decades. Yet our mission is more urgent now than ever before. Tropical deforestation produces a significant amount of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which in turn contribute to climate change.
This report summarizes the work of the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Tourism Program, supported by the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB/MIF). The document includes a brief of the strategies implemented to promote sustainable management practices among tourism businesses and tour operators in Latin America, to enhance their competitiveness and international exposure and to raise consumer awareness and demand for sustainable tourism services. It also quantifies the results achieved from 2007 to 2011.