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.
All resources for Livelihoods
When addressing the complex challenges facing farmers, the Rainforest Alliance uses a context-specific approach for identifying and remediating critical supply chain risks. Through a collaborative partnership, like the Common Grounds program we developed with JDE Peet’s, we can help your company achieve its sustainability goals.[Read more...]
Global leaders who have pledged to halt deforestation by 2030 must move quickly to strengthen forest protection laws, line up funding, and include Indigenous people in conservation efforts to have the best chance of success.
Project Profile: Improving Livelihoods of Farmers and Workers Across the Fruit Sector in Latin America
This project will provide training and engagement to at least 37,093 workers in the avocado and berry (strawberry and raspberry) sectors in Mexico and the banana and pineapple sectors in Costa Rica. [Read more...]
While there is a growing body of research that highlights the severity of the living income gap in the coffee sector, less is known about the strategies that companies can pursue to help close it.
Strategies to Enhance Coffee Farmers’ Incomes
Working across Latin America’s most significant natural landscapes—from the South American Amazon rainforest to the Mayan jungle which extends through Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize—the Rainforest
Institutional Capacities in Latin America
Daniel Katz, board chair at Rainforest Alliance, explains about the trends and obstacles in the conservation sector and the importance of collaboration.