What's at Stake
Droughts. Floods. Shorter growing seasons. Economic insecurity. Famine. For farmers and forest communities around the world, climate change poses daunting challenges—and disproportionately impacts poor rural communities who depend on the land to live. In today’s hyper-connected world, fighting climate change and building resilience to its impacts is urgent for us all.
Our Work: Climate
The Rainforest Alliance has long worked to conserve tropical forests—a vital defense against climate change—by partnering with forest communities on improved land management practices. We also train farmers in climate-smart agriculture methods, helping them to adapt to current climate impacts and prepare for future challenges. All our work focuses on protecting forests and land in ways that strengthen local livelihoods.
All resources for Climate
A key aspect of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is helping farmers to improve farm productivity, thus achieve higher incomes and improved standard of living. Our four main interconnected areas of
Improving Farmer Food System Resilience through Climate-Smart Agriculture
Reforestation is at the heart of Eko Purnomowidi's work at Klasik Beans, a Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee cooperative he co-founded in West Java, Indonesia.[Read more...]
According to a United Nations report, approximately 12 million people in Kenya live on degraded land and food productivity has fallen behind the rate of population growth. This has resulted in farmland extending up the mountain and encroaching into protected forests.[Read more...]
Building upon years of experience and expertise in the coffee sector, the Rainforest Alliance Regenerative Coffee Scorecard offers both certified and non-certified supply chain actors a voluntary tool
Regenerative Coffee Scorecard
We are partnering with local organizations and coffee farmers to set up Household Energy Centers (HECs)—community-based enterprises that will increase access to clean and affordable energy technologies.[Read more...]
Coffee farmers protect forests and biodiversity, build their farms’ climate resilience, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. Here are five remarkable individuals who motivate us even more than the coffee they grow.[Read more...]