The Rainforest Alliance believes that agroforestry systems provide a holistic approach, simultaneously conserving biodiversity, improving livelihoods, and increasing the resilience of agriculture to climate-change impacts.
What's at Stake
Droughts. Floods. Shorter growing seasons. Economic insecurity. For communities around the world, climate change poses daunting challenges—and disproportionately impacts poor rural communities who depend on the land to live.
Our Work: Climate
The Rainforest Alliance is working towards building climate resilience and driving climate mitigation across farms, forests, and rural landscapes, supporting companies to significantly reduce GHG emissions and build resilience of their supply chains, and advancing key policies, programs, and investments that support locally led and nature-based climate action.
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 work—certification, landscape management, tailored supply chain services, and advocacy—have been designed to help support this goal.
Indigenous peoples have long practiced the key elements of regenerative agriculture. Find a few examples in this article.
Forest conservation, restoration, and improved land management practices increase carbon storage and avoid GHG emissions.
All resources for Climate
The Rainforest Alliance’s Mexico team speaks about how smallholder avocado farmers deliver Mexico’s green gold with data, transparency and collaboration through the 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People (1000L) initiative and LandScale.
Since 2019, the Rainforest Alliance has worked in Sintang with the District Sustainable Oil Palm Platform, Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL - Sustainable Districts Platform), and local farmers to tackle deforestation, boost incomes, and promote more sustainable land use.
The Rainforest Alliance, in collaboration with GIZ, is launching a project in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province to address social and environmental challenges in the coffee industry by providing training to 1,000 smallholder farmers, with a focus on sustainability and inclusivity.
In Carbon Brief’s analysis of how food, land, forests and nature featured during COP28, Leila Yassine, our global advocacy manager for nature, highlighted the value of nature-based solutions for both people and nature, and how that can often be overlooked during climate talks.
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