Farmer poverty is an enduring issue in the cocoa sector. Our 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard addresses this critical issue from many angles, including the introduction of Origin Matching Mass Balance in cocoa.
The Rainforest Alliance is strengthening its pioneering cocoa certification program, which is the world’s largest scale initiative to drive more sustainable cocoa farming. Key priorities of the cocoa strategy are assurance, shared responsibility, supply chain transparency, and profitability and resilience.
Our 2020 Certification Program includes two financial requirements for the buyers of Rainforest Alliance Certified commodities: the Sustainability Differential (SD) and Sustainability Investments (SI). For cocoa, we will require a minimum SD of $70 per MT as of July 2022.
An explanation of the Rainforest Alliance full mutual recognition to ensure traceability.
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This article highlights how the Rainforest Alliance’s is supporting companies to make a big leap towards EUDR compliance and calls for increased support for smallholder farmers to ensure they are not unintentionally excluded from the EU market.
From today, Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee and cocoa farmers can opt-in to specific criteria that align with European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) requirements, in the Rainforest Alliance certification platform.
Find out how our systems and offerings are primed to help certified cocoa and coffee supply chain partners show compliance with EUDR requirements.
This document provides the terms and conditions that apply to supply chain actors who register in the Rainforest Alliance Certification Platform (RACP).... View more