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
More than120,000 cocoa farms in 11 countries have achieved Rainforest Alliance certification, covering an area of nearly 500,000 hectares (1.24 million acres), and with recent commitments by Unilever,
Rainforest Alliance Certification on Cocoa Farms in Côte d’Ivoire
Recently, we asked Leticia Monzón what Rainforest Alliance certification meant to her.
We were inspired by her words: “As a mother I want to say that this has improved the well-being of our children. Before we joined the [Rainforest Alliance Certified] program there was a lot of pollution of both organic and inorganic garbage. The waste water from the mill and sewage went into the streams and contaminated the streams and rivers. Today, everything has changed. Today we’re improving on all levels."[Read more...]