A detailed FAQ about the Rainforest Alliance 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard Farm Requirements.
Certification has had a huge impact in bringing sustainability to the forefront of business thinking, but it must continue to evolve to provide more value to farmers and companies and ensure that people and nature can thrive in harmony.
That's why the Rainforest Alliance launched its new Certification Program, which entered into force in July 2021. The Sustainable Agriculture Standard, along with its assurance and technology systems, are data-powered, and based on the principles of continuous improvement, risk-based assurance, contextualization, and shared responsibility. This is how we can deliver more value to the two million farmers and thousands of businesses that use Rainforest Alliance certification to drive more sustainable agricultural production and responsible supply chains.
Rainforest Alliance has developed a QGIS risk assessment plugin to identify the risk of deforestation and encroachment into Protected Areas (PA) which could jeopardize compliance with the standard requirements and the expected sustainability outcomes. This guidance document will help CBs in China use QGIS to identify the risk of deforestation and encroachment into Protected Areas […]
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This guidance document will help CBs in China to install the QGIS so that the further assessment can be conducted through QGIS. QGIS is an open-source, user-friendly, and professional GIS application... View more
The Rainforest Alliance employs several tools for assurance to ensure that farms and businesses that participate in our program are fulfilling the relevant criteria. Read about them in this article.
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