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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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
Regenerative agriculture is crucial to adapt and mitigate our food system to the climate crisis. Whether your company is just starting to assemble a regenerative supply chain policy or is looking to amplify its existing strategies, the Rainforest Alliance can help.[Read more...]
Topics: Tailored Supply Chain Services
The CEO of the Rainforest Alliance on the need for businesses to bring about real environmental reform.
Recognizing the role they play in combating climate change and biodiversity loss, companies are looking to amplify their impact. For many companies, this means taking the next step beyond sustainable
Making a Shift from Conventional to Regenerative Agriculture
Integrated weed management, and the reduction or ideally elimination of herbicide use, is a cornerstone of Regenerative Agriculture, crucial for a good health of the soil and the farms. With
Guía Ilustrativa del Manejo Integral de Hierbas en Cafetales