Women of the rainforest communities in and around Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve earn incomes, feed their families and protect their forests by harvesting and processing the once-ignored ramón nut
Meet a few far-flung farmers who grow the foods we can’t buy locally.
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 …