What's at Stake
We work across East Africa, where global warming has already begun to dramatically alter the lives of rural farming communities. Severe droughts and changing rainfall patterns are wreaking havoc on crop yields, threatening farmers' livelihoods, regional food security, and remaining biodiversity hotspots.
We work with tea and coffee farmers across East Africa to advance sustainable agricultural practices across vulnerable landscapes and watersheds. Through training and certification, we help farmers protect the last standing tracts of forest from agricultural conversion and safeguard the health of streams and rivers.
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The study looks at impacts of transition to mechanized harvesting; employment terms and conditions; gender discrimination; wages; occupational health and safety; housing and living conditions; and operational grievance and remedy mechanisms.
According to a United Nations report, approximately 12 million people in Kenya live on degraded land and food productivity has fallen behind the rate of population growth. This has resulted in farmland extending up the mountain and encroaching into protected forests.
We are partnering with local organizations and coffee farmers to set up Household Energy Centers (HECs)—community-based enterprises that will increase access to clean and affordable energy technologies.
We’re committed to addressing living wage through our 2020 Certification Program, the ALIGN tool, and innovative projects like Better Pay in Practice. If your company is interested in directly contributing to achieving living wages in your supply chain, we are here to help.
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Aggregate Effects on Ecosystem Services from Certification of Tea Farming in the Upper Tana River Basin, Kenya
The role of certification in achieving sustainability outcomes is not limited to the farm-level. However, it can be difficult to measure and map the aggregate impacts of certification since adoption