Across the tropics, farming communities face a daily struggle to cover life’s basic needs. Cultivating better livelihoods is key to our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony. For the millions of farm workers worldwide, ensuring a sustainable livelihood starts with being paid a living wage.
This page features information about the Rainforest Alliance's work on living wage and links to all our living wage-related content and resources.
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The study looks at impacts of transition to mechanized harvesting; employment terms and conditions; gender discrimination; wages; occupational health and safety; housing and living conditions; and operational grievance and remedy mechanisms.
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.
Rainforest Alliance certification supports farmers in turning their farms into profitable, resilient businesses that respect workers and the land. Through training, we promote farming techniques designed to help farms adapt to climate change and protect the land for future generations—all while improving incomes for tea-farming families.
We’re committed to addressing living wage through our 2020 Certification Program, the ALIGN tool, and innovative projects like Better Pay in Practice. If your company is interested in directly contributing to achieving living wages in your supply chain, we are here to help.
We summarize the impact of the Rainforest Alliance Certification, focusing on the 3Ps – people, planet, profit.