How the Rainforest Alliance is addressing the urgent financial needs of smallholder farmers in the world’s largest cocoa-producing country
The coffee farmers in Santa Lucía Teotepec, a rural area in Oaxaca, Mexico, feel the impacts of climate change in their everyday lives. “We feel the heat. It doesn’t rain like it used to,” says Leandro Salinas, community leader of the local coffee cooperative, UNECAFE, which is Rainforest Alliance Certified™. Such changes in weather patterns …
José Román Carrera has been instrumental to the development of community forestry as a conservation strategy in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve.
“I am successfully managing my own farm, and now it’s green, healthy, and profitable.”
His success story can be an example to farmers all over the world.