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.
All resources for East Africa
This coffee farmer is an advocate for smallholder farmers, sustainability, and women.[Read more...]
Our innovation manager visits tea farmers in Kenya to develop helpful technology.[Read more...]
Kyagalanyi Coffee puts the wellbeing of farmers at the heart of its sustainability plan.[Read more...]
The Rainforest Alliance's Sarah Fadika, who works in our sustainable vanilla and cocoa programs, shares impressions from her recent trip to Madagascar, where much of the world’s vanilla is grown.
A glass frog on a vanilla leaf reach signals rich biodiversity in the rainforest here.
Photo credit: Sarah Fadika
Walking through the rainforest here in Madagascar, it’s not uncommon to spot a frog on a vanilla...[Read more...]