Africa / Agriculture / Chocolate / Cocoa / Facts / Impacts / Sustainable Agriculture Network

Cocoa Certification by the Numbers

How do we know our work with cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire is improving lives, lands and livelihoods?  We commissioned the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) to conduct on-the-ground research in the West African country. In 2009, and again in 2011, COSA scientists collected data at Rainforest Alliance Certified and non-certified farms, representing a total of 452 farm visits. Their research revealed … Continue reading

Chocolate / Cocoa / Facts

25 Things You Might Not Know About Chocolate

It’s amazing melted and mixed with milk. It’s the perfect addition to cake and cookie batter. It’s divine sweetened with a little sugar. We know it’s delicious (in all its forms), but there’s more to chocolate than great taste. A few facts to nourish your mind… On Valentine’s Day, more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes … Continue reading

Facts / Forestry

Did You Know?: Five Surprising Things That Come From the Forests

Forests are skilled multi-taskers: They house countless wildlife species, protect soils and water sources, prevent erosion, help regulate the global climate and provide us with the goods we use every day, including wood, paper, coffee and cocoa. But did you know that the following five items also originate in forests? 1) Rubber Whether it’s the … Continue reading