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.
Rainforest Alliance Business News
All resources for Livelihoods
Project Profile: Transforming the Cocoa Sector in Indonesia Through Value Addition for Smallholders (TRACTIONS)
Indonesia's small-scale farmers can transform the cocoa sector into a powerful engine of rural prosperity and sustainability.[Read more...]
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 brand-new pilot, the Living Income Module project.[Read more...]
People, Planet, Profit – How to Summarize the Impact of Sourcing Rainforest Alliance Certified Products
We summarize the impact of the Rainforest Alliance Certification, focusing on the 3Ps – people, planet, profit.[Read more...]
Aparajita Bhalla, Global Director of Sector Transformation for Rainforest Alliance, states that we can’t make progress towards a sustainable future unless the economic resilience and wellbeing of farmers is addressed first.
How The Rainforest Alliance Aligns With and Contributes To the Sustainable Development Goals
In September 2015, the United Nations agreed on a global collaborative partnership to transform our
Sustainable Development Goals Position Paper