We're helping more than two million farmers embrace more sustainable growing practices that can help build resilience to climate change and boost yields.... Continue Reading
What's at Stake
Across the tropics, farming and forest communities face a daily struggle to cover life’s basic needs. Breaking the cycle of rural poverty—and tackling the ensuing impacts for people and nature—is critical for a more sustainable future for us all.
Our Work: Livelihoods
The Rainforest Alliance partners with frontline communities to build thriving rural economies rooted in more sustainable growing practices and forest stewardship. We also promote responsible business practices to ensure that companies recognize and reward sustainability transformation—in the field as well as the boardroom.
To improve rural livelihoods, we foster deep collaboration between farmers, civil society organizations, companies, and governments.... Continue Reading
The Rainforest Alliance believes that workers around the world should be paid enough money to provide a decent life for themselves and their families.... Continue Reading
At the Rainforest Alliance, we believe in a shared responsibility approach that encourages companies to do their part in ensuring a living income for farmers. This is the basis of our initiatives, the Living Income Module and the Living Income Fund.... Continue Reading
All resources for Livelihoods
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.
A Reason to Stay: Strategies to Combat Out-Migration of Youth in Rural Mexico’s Sustainable Forest Communities
Sustainable management is a critical tool for protecting global forests and improving local livelihoods. However, in many rural communities, such as those in Calakmul, Mexico, a dearth of employment... View more
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.
This new tailor-made program in partnership with JDE Peet’s, aims to strengthen JDE Peet’s tea supply chain—and the Turkish tea sector more broadly—by training thousands of local tea farmers on improved sustainability practices.
This report, commissioned by the Rainforest Alliance (RA), offers a baseline study analyzing the dispositions of Certificate Holders and Supply Chain Actors against the living wage requirements and... View more
Together, we have begun exploring how more sustainable solutions, like community forestry and fish farming—can help protect the rainforest of the Congo Basin and strengthen livelihoods.