The poor management of coffee and cocoa is one of the principal drivers of deforestation in Peru. But the Rainforest Alliance worked with communities and businesses to find a new way of farming–one that conserves forests, builds climate resilience, and strengthen the role of women farmers. Watch the video.
In honor of the UN’s International Day of Rural Women, we at the Rainforest Alliance celebrate some of the many rural women we have had the honor of working with in recent years. They are taking care of their families, communities and ecosystems—and making the Earth healthier for us all.
Celebrating International Women’s Day
What would happen if women in the agricultural sector had equal access to the financing, training and technology available to their male counterparts? These women would produce 20 to 30 percent more food and their families would benefit from improved health, education and nutrition.