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.
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Food giants launch new deforestation pledge after missing 2020 objectives: ‘Our approach was not agile enough’
Rainforest Alliance global theme lead for biodiversity conservation, Henriette Walz, told FoodNavigator that the industry ‘definitely’ needs to move further and faster to combat deforestation and its causes.
For the Rainforest Alliance, “regenerative agriculture” comprises a broad set of principles and practices under the umbrella of climate-smart agriculture. Taking an agroecology and integrated system
Raising the Bar—Regenerative Agriculture for More Resilient Agro-Ecosystems Position Paper
As the advocacy director at Rainforest Alliance, Emma Harbour spends a lot of time participating in discussions about how best to transform exploitative supply chains. Within these public conversations, she has also observed the unfortunate practice of spreading misinformation. A recent example can be found in Nestlé’s decision to change its sourcing for KitKat bars in the UK from Fairtrade to Rainforest Alliance, spurring a lively debate, but not all of it is based on facts. For this reason, she offers below clarifications and a few corrections of erroneous statements which can circulate when pitting certifications against one another.[Read more...]
Our best hope for a better world is to embrace sustainability and build resilience on a massive scale.[Read more...]