Investing in women through education and better access to information could immensely improve agricultural productivity, Joky François, gender lead at the Rainforest Alliance says.
Why Investing in Women Helps Save the Planet
The UTZ program, Lidl, and CARE partner on a two-year initiative called ‘Project Guatemala’, focusing on gender inclusiveness and women’s empowerment. Our aim is to make coffee production more sustainable while also improving the lives of the women who cultivate it. One year in, it’s time to report on the progress we’ve made.
People, Planet, Profit – How to Summarize the Impact of Sourcing Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Products
What is the impact of sourcing more sustainably through the Rainforest Alliance certification program? It’s a question that we (and probably our partner companies, too) are often asked. Of course, we could list dozens of benefits for many stakeholders. But we like to keep things simple. Below, we summarize the impact of the Rainforest Alliance […]
On February 12th, the Rainforest Alliance hosted the second Sustainability Day in partnership with the Africa Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) in Rwanda. The event brought together more than two hundred attendees, including farmers, NGOs, sustainability experts, research institutes, government representatives, companies and other stakeholders. In three sessions we looked at how to address the main […]
As part of their commitment to sustainable coffee, Lidl, together with the UTZ program and CARE has launched ‘Project Guatemala’. The project aims at climate change resilience and gender inclusiveness in a coffee cooperative of 92 women-led small coffee farms, as well as improved coffee production, resulting in higher profits.