Our Work in Sustainable Agriculture

Agricultural expansion is responsible for 70 percent of global deforestation, and is the single greatest threat to tropical forests. In these biodiversity-rich regions, farms are often responsible for soil erosion, water pollution and wildlife habitat destruction. Rainforest Alliance certification encourages farmers to grow crops and manage ranchlands sustainably. Because our certification system is built on the three pillars of sustainability -- environmental protection, social equity and economic viability -- and no single pillar can support long-term success on its own, we help farmers improve in all three areas.

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Our Global Impact

Our work in sustainable agriculture is bringing real, measurable benefits to people and wildlife around the world.

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Where can I find Rainforest Alliance Certified products?
How can I get certified?
How can I source certified goods?
Which crops can be certified?
How does certification work?
What are the criteria for a farm to obtain certification?
What makes the Rainforest Alliance certification system stand out in a sea of other certification systems?
How do you ensure that the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) Standard remains rigorous and up-to-date?
How does Rainforest Alliance certification ensure water conservation on farms?
Does the Rainforest Alliance guarantee a minimum price?
How does the Rainforest Alliance ensure that workers earn decent wages?
Does Rainforest Alliance certification guarantee the right to organize?
Can a product that contains less than 100 percent of a certified ingredient carry the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal?
How does the Rainforest Alliance help to combat child labor on farms?
How does Rainforest Alliance certification compare to "Fair Trade"?
Does Rainforest Alliance certification require a farm to be organic?
Does wildlife benefit from Rainforest Alliance certification?
How is the program financed?
Do you accept funding from companies that produce or sell agricultural or forest products?
How do farmers benefit?
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