Researchers commissioned by the Rainforest Alliance compared financial recordkeeping variables between Rainforest Alliance Certified farms and noncertified farms; they also surveyed social lenders and local, in-country financial institutions.
In early 2013 the Rainforest Alliance commissioned the Food Economy Group, with support from the ISEAL Alliance’s Demonstrating Improvements in Poverty Impacts project, to conduct an Individual Household Economy Approach (IHEA)1 baseline study of livelihoods in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
The report summarizes the results of four studies conducted by Cenicafe, a Colombian coffee research institute. Streams were found to be healthier on certified farms, and certified farmers implemented a variety of Best Management Practices at a higher rate than their noncertified neighbors.
The Rainforest Alliance is helping to arrest the major drivers of deforestation and environmental destruction. In our 2012 Annual Report, we provide a comprehensive overview of our on-the-ground work and detailed financial information. Click on the image below to browse the interactive version, or download the PDF below that.