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.... Continue Reading
Conventional agriculture accounts for nearly 24 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and threatens more than 80 percent of species already at risk of extinction. Sustainable farming methods seek to reduce the harm that conventional practices (like applying harsh pesticides) do to land, whereas regenerative agriculture goes beyond a harm-reduction approach to restore ecosystems and add to nature’s richness.
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What can be done to reduce this reliance on pesticides and the negative consequences of pesticide use? A practical and cost-effective answer is integrated pest management (IPM).... Continue Reading
For the Rainforest Alliance, “regenerative agriculture” comprises a broad set of principles and practices under the umbrella of climate-smart agriculture. Taking an agroecology and integrated system management approach, regenerative agriculture aims to increase biodiversity, enhance ecosystem services, and increase agroecosystem resilience thus leading to resilient livelihoods. This way of farming is based on enhancing the […]... Continue Reading
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 to guide their transition to regenerative farming. Using Rainforest Alliance certification as a starting place, the scorecard helps users evaluate producer performance against key regenerative metrics and […]... Continue Reading
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In the coffee-producing highlands of Gusii, western Kenya, the Rainforest Alliance is working with smallholder farmers and local supply-chain actors to create healthy and productive farms, restore fragile ecosystems, and boost farmer incomes.
Indigenous peoples have long practiced the key elements of regenerative agriculture. Find a few examples in this article.
The vibrant food we eat is all thanks to farmworkers and the land. And yet, conventional agriculture—with its dependence on toxic chemicals—often comes at the expense of both. That’s why the Rainforest Alliance is campaigning to ban paraquat, one of the world’s most dangerous weedkillers.
What can be done to reduce this reliance on pesticides and the negative consequences of pesticide use? A practical and cost-effective answer is integrated pest management (IPM).