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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)
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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.

by Rainforest Alliance (2013)
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This study compares deforestation rates on forests surrounding coffee farms and found that Rainforest Alliance certification significantly decreases the probability of deforestation on adjacent lands.

by Takahashi, R., & Todo, Y., Journal of Environmental Management, 130, 48–54. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.08.025 (2013)
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This research is based on conversations with leading companies, industry experts and suppliers and other stakeholders about alternative approaches to addressing social performance issues in their supply chains.

by Shift (2013)
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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...

by Rainforest Alliance (2013)
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