Meet a few far-flung farmers who grow the foods we can’t buy locally. And enter our #FollowtheFarmer contest for a chance to visit farmers we work with in Costa Rica!
Three reports published recently set new living wage benchmarks for rural South Africa, Dominican Republic and Malawi. The benchmarks were established using a new methodology pioneered by international experts and will help form the basis of our continuing work to improve livelihoods for farming communities.
It’s rare for an organization to take a thorough look at what it is doing and ask, “Is it up to snuff?” However, the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN)–the international coalition that owns the standard to which all Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms are audited—is currently doing just that. Here, Oliver Bach, the SAN’s director of standards and …
The sweet, tangy passion fruit is more than a delicious treat for communities in the central highlands of Costa Rica. It is a vital source of income for farmers in Chitaría, who are now earning higher incomes and supporting local wildlife with the introduction of Rainforest Alliance certification and the support of Chiquita Fruit Solutions.