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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

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From the Experts: Unilever Executive Continues His Reflection on the Future of Sustainabilty

Earlier this week, we published a thoughtful piece from Unilever’s chief executive Paul Polman. Here, Polman continues his reflection on the future of sustainable business and addresses the role of women in agriculture. One key to breaking the relentless cycle of poverty and underdevelopment is supporting the role of women in agriculture. The FAO has recently … Continue reading