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.
All resources for Central America & Mexico
Meet three of the scientists whose work we have supported through the Kleinhans Fellowship for Community Forestry Research.[Read more...]
The forest concessions of the Maya Biosphere Reserve have boasted a near-zero deforestation rate for 20 years.[Read more...]
The Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee farm that María Esther Saut Niño owns with her husband has become a model for area farmers.[Read more...]
The Rainforest Alliance Acknowledges New Oxfam Germany Report Highlighting Worker’s Rights in German Fruit Supply Chain
We applaud Oxfam’s important efforts to further the protection of human rights in global supply chains.[Read more...]
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. [Read more...]
This project is promoting best practices in the banana value chain in Guatemala and Ecuador.[Read more...]