Creating a world where responsible business is the norm takes the effort of many actors across sectors and across supply chains. Over the past 30 years, the Rainforest Alliance has developed leading certification programs that move us closer to this goal, but there are still challenges that certification alone can’t solve. That’s why we launched […]
Driving Better Livelihoods: Why the Fight for a Living Wage and Income Is Essential to Creating Sustainable Supply Chains
Creating better livelihoods for farmers and farm workers is a key focus of our work at the Rainforest Alliance–working towards a world where farmers can earn a “living income” and workers can earn a “living wage”. This was also the topic of The Only Way Is Up, the first international living wage and living income conference we co-hosted in Rotterdam on November 5th and 6th. This […]
There is a clear path forward to saving the Amazon-one that includes governments, companies, civil society, scientists, indigenous people and consumers with the support of the international community.
Brazil has the skill to stop the Amazon fires. It lacks the will | Opinion
International coffee prices have been extremely low in recent years. Many coffee farmers around the world are even unable to meet their costs of production. The low prices have a devastating impact on the 25 million smallholder coffee farmers, their families and communities worldwide and on the landscapes they help to manage and depend on. […]
During the first of what the Rainforest Alliance is planning as a series of stakeholder workshops focused on pressing issues related to sustainability, representatives from companies and the United States government came together in late January to discuss labor issues in supply chains, focused on coffee and cocoa. This forum was created to provide an open, cross-sectoral space in which stakeholders could share freely and learn from each other’s experiences on visibility into labor conditions upstream in supply chains of these commodities.
Living Income: Businesses, Researchers, NGOs, and Farmers Convene to Improve the Lives and Livelihoods of Producer Households
A little more than a month after the Living Income Community of Practice (COP) workshop in Berlin, as we move into the new year, I find myself reflecting on the Rainforest Alliance’s work on living income over the last five years and thinking ahead to what comes next.