Living Income Position Paper
The Rainforest Alliance’s vision is a world in which people and nature thrive in harmony. Critical to achieving this is ensuring that agricultural farmers, workers, and communities are able to achieve... View more
Living Income: Moving from Measurement to Action
As founding members of the Living Income Community of Practice, we’re committed to finding solutions to address the living wage gap.
Why Do We Need Rainforests?
No matter where you live, you need rainforests. Why? They help purify the air we breathe. They send vapor into the air, making it rain—not just locally but thousands of miles away. Rainforests are great allies in the fight to slow climate change, too, as they absorb vast quantities of human-made carbon emissions. Rainforest plants provide the basis for medicines that treat everything from toothaches to childhood leukemia. Rainforests are also home to millions of Indigenous and local peoples who live in harmony with nature.
Who Are the Best Guardians of the Forest?
Indigenous and local communities manage almost a quarter of the world’s lands, which means they care for an astonishing 80 percent of Earth’s biodiversity.
Can We Grow Food in Harmony with Nature?
What if farming not only fed people, it also nourished the land? With regenerative agriculture practices, farming can do just that. Planting native trees and shrubs, for example, improves soil fertility; improving soil fertility makes crops more productive and resistant to pests; eventually, pesticides can be eliminated.
Our Mission to Protect the World’s Forests
We are working in 60+ countries to build sustainable, rural economies—a proven strategy to keep our forests standing.