We are working towards a strengthened certification program that focuses on increased transparency, evidence-based improvements and shared responsibility. [Read more...]
The African country of Uganda is one of the world’s largest consumers of bananas. But for every ton of the fruit, plantations leave behind two tons of refuse. TexFad transforms them into tough fiber that can be woven into rugs, place mats, and even hair extensions.
Glass interviews Nigel Sizer of the Rainforest Alliance about its work with Guatemala’s rural communities
Glass talks to Nigel Sizer, Chief Global Alliances Officer of the Rainforest Alliance, about its work with Guatemala’s rural communities, and why this is such a pivotal time for the future of a country emerging from conflict and political instability.
The Rainforest Alliance’s Africa Cocoa Fund (ACF) is a three-year, $5 million fund to support cocoa farmers and help preserve the local landscapes in West and Central Africa. [Read more...]
Phase 3 of our Cocoa Assurance Plan invites new groups from West Africa to become certified, provides an updated policy for farm and supply chain certification, and further addresses farm encroachment in protected areas and deforestation. [Read more...]
Early Feedback on the New Certification Program: Kyagalanyi Coffee Shares Their Implementation Experience
The Rainforest Alliance 2020 Certification Program is out in the world and we have been busy gathering feedback from a handful of early implementers. Find out what Ugandan coffee exporter, Kyagalanyi Coffee, had to say about the new program—from the improvements to the challenges. [Read more...]