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The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities. Farms that meet comprehensive standards for sustainability earn the Rainforest Alliance Certifiedô seal. These standards help conserve biodiversity, protect soils, waterways and wildlife habitat and help ensure that farm workers receive decent housing, access to medical care and schools for their children.
Coffee from Rainforest Alliance Certifiedô farms is sustainably grown to benefit farm families, wildlife, and the environment. Messages about Smallholder Farms
Rainforest Alliance Certifiedô farms support safe and healthy conditions for smallholder farmers and their families.
Smallholder farmers who have earned the Rainforest Alliance Certifiedô seal report that they are better organized and have more access to technical help and buyers for their crops.
Smallholder farmers who earn the Rainforest Alliance Certifiedô seal farm can benefit from improved efficiency, reduced costs and better management practices that can help improve farmers' access to credit and negotiate better prices for their cocoa/coffee/tea.
Smallholder farmers who earn the Rainforest Alliance Certifiedô seal use fewer agrochemicals, which is not only better for the environment and their communities, but also saves them money.
Smallholder farmers who earn the Rainforest Alliance Certifiedô seal help protect waterways, soils and sensitive ecosystems, helping to maintain a clean water supply for their families and their surrounding communities.
Smallholder farmers have reported that wildlife have returned to their Rainforest Alliance Certifiedô farms. The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour. From large multinational corporations to small, community-based cooperatives, they involve businesses and consumers worldwide in their efforts to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace.