The livelihoods of more than 25 million people in the tropics depend on coffee, one of the world’s most widely traded commodities. Coffee is farmed on approximately 12 million hectares worldwide, an area nearly the size of England.
The Rainforest Alliance provides women with equal access to education, technical assistance and training that helps them to adapt to climate change and build more resilient livelihoods for themselves, their families and their communities.
In this PhD dissertation, Rebeca de Jesus Crespo of the University of Georgia evaluates the impact of coffee agroforestry on high elevation streams in Costa Rica, assesses the effects of shade tree cover requirements on water quality, and makes...
The Rainforest Alliance is a leader in the movement to build a truly ethical global market—one that sees farmworkers and companies, wildlife and foresters, and communities and consumers as part of an interconnected whole.