The international AMResorts chain has made impressive efforts to improve the sustainability performance of its hotels in Mexico. As a result, many AMResort hotels across the country achieved Rainforest Alliance verification for sustainable tourism.
The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee farms that have implemented the Sustainable Agriculture Network’s Climate Module guidelines for climate-friendly agriculture report important environmental and economic benefits.
This study compares 43 Rainforest Alliance certified and 43 non-certified coffee farms, using qualitative and quantitative data to assess certification’s outcomes on livelihoods and ecosystems, understand the motivations for certification, and compare the ra...
by Rueda, X., & Lambin, E. F. , Ecology And Society, 18(3). (2013)
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.