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.
Landscale is a tool to help your company assess and communicate sustainability impact at landscape scale. A pilot with Olam International and the Rainforest Alliance in Mexico shows how companies can apply and benefit from Landscale’s framework for assessment, verification, and reporting. [Read more...]
At the Rainforest Alliance, we believe in a shared responsibility approach that encourages companies to do their part in ensuring a living income for farmers. This is the basis of our brand-new pilot, the Living Income Module project. [Read more...]
Taking a landscape approach, which seeks to balance competing land use demands in a way that is best for human wellbeing and the environment.
While the Rainforest Alliance does not expect producers to become organic, Leonie Haakshorst, its sector lead for banana and fruit, told Treehugger that RA always strives to limit the use of hazardous pesticides.
We’re pleased to announce that the Appalachian Woods Alliance—our coalition with private woodland landowners and forest product companies—has received the 2020 FSC Leadership Award! This award recognizes our commitment to responsible forest management and excellence in the use of FSC certified products. [Read more...]