For years, a meatless diet has been heralded as one of the best tools for combating the climate footprint of livestock. A new study suggests that, by modifying land-use practices, ranchers can reduce GHG emissions more effectively than consumers.
The road that winds from the city of Oaxaca to the towering peaks of Sierra Juárez is bordered by dense pine and oak forests teeming with wildlife, like the long-nosed mate shrew and the elusive dwarf jay. Nearly all of this rich forestland, which is managed by the Zapotec indigenous peoples, is FSC certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
What would happen if women in the agricultural sector had equal access to the financing, training and technology available to their male counterparts? These women would produce 20 to 30 percent more food and their families would benefit from improved health, education and nutrition.
We’re thrilled to announce that the U.S. Department of Education is promoting the Rainforest Alliance’s work to prepare teachers to integrate local to global learning, sustainability and civic engagement in their classrooms.