What's at Stake
Mexico and Central America are world leaders in granting land rights to local and indigenous people—a crucial step in protecting forests. But even with significant gains in rights, forest communities are facing threats from agricultural expansion, illegal loggers, and drug traffickers.
In a region hard hit by climate change, the Rainforest Alliance focuses on advancing community forestry, sustainable agriculture, ecotourism, and environmental education to defend vulnerable landscapes and support rural communities.
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All over the world, women are the backbone of local economies and agricultural work. In fact, nearly half of all agricultural workers globally are women. [Read more...]
Topics: In the Field
For rural, isolated communities in Guatemala, natural capital is the people’s greatest wealth. Since 1997, the Rainforest Alliance has worked with community forestry concessions to strengthen their
2020-2025 Strategy: Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve
Where rural communities thrive, nature does too. Our vision for 2030 is that more than 3 million producers, workers, and their family members will live better—all by conserving and managing more than
Latin America: Markets for prosperous communities and healthy forests
A longtime participant in our programs in Guatemala met with Vice President Harris.[Read more...]
The Rainforest Alliance has been working since 2016 with youth and community partners in Calakmul, Mexico to prepare young people for a meaningful and financially viable future within their
Nuestra Selva, Nuestro Futuro: A Case Study on Experiential Learning in Calakmul, Mexico
After two years, ‘Project Guatemala’ helped create a better future for Guatemalan women coffee farmers by focusing on gender inclusiveness and women’s empowerment to set an example for the industry. The group adopted climate-smart farming techniques to produce high quality coffee and adapt to climate change.[Read more...]