Agriculture / Biodiversity / tea / Women

International Women’s Day: Celebrating a Sustainability Pioneer in China

International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of the achievements of women around the globe, emphasizing the need for continued sustainable change for women. This year, we are joining the celebration by highlighting a sustainability pioneer—Yunyan Huang, the female president and co-owner of China’s first Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea estate.  Yunyan Huang’s unpretentious, inviting demeanor … Continue reading

Agriculture / Climate Change / tea

All the Tea in Turkey

Across Turkey, some 200,000 people rely on tea production as their source of income.  Unfortunately, climate change, poor agricultural practices and a misuse of fertilisers are threatening the future of the Turkish tea industry. Lipton is working to protect the local industry with the Sustainable Tea Agriculture Project—an initiative launched in 2011 to introduce Rainforest … Continue reading

Agriculture / Biodiversity / Deforestation / Expert Perspectives / Impacts / Pesticides and Agrochemicals / tea / Women / Worker Rights

The Champagne of Teas

Back from a trip to India, Rainforest Alliance sustainable agriculture associate Maya Albanese writes… The mighty snow-capped Himalayas provide an awe-inspiring backdrop to the bright green slopes of Darjeeling, blanketed with rows upon rows of meticulously pruned tea bushes. Here, women in colorful clothes scale the slopes carrying woven baskets overflowing with bountiful autumnal harvests.  … Continue reading