The Rainforest Alliance’s 2022 Annual Report, released late last month, also showcased the organization’s new strategies to combat the underlying factors associated with these pressing problems, highlighting successful interventions implemented last year. is focused on
About the Rainforest Alliance
The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization operating in 58 countries at the intersection of business, agriculture and forestry. The Rainforest Alliance creates a more sustainable world by harnessing social and market forces to protect nature and improve the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities. Bringing farmers, forest communities, businesses and individuals together to address some of today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.
“Building on our 30 years of experience, we have reviewed what we have learned about what works and what does not in shaping our 2030 strategy. As we approach 2030, experts say it may be a year of no return, but we must respond with unparalleled speed and scale to change the course of the sustainability transformation. there is.said Santiago Gowland, CEO of the Rainforest Alliance. “The hard truth is that the old sustainability model is good, but not good enough. ”
Moving forward, the Rainforest Alliance will put farmers and rural communities at the center of sustainability action, work to strengthen regenerative agriculture, and bring together the stakeholders needed to address interconnected challenges. He said expansion would be a key factor.
Report highlights include:
- Priority Areas: Learn more about our efforts to drive sustainability transformation in Cameroon, Guatemala, Kenya, Mexico, Indonesia and more. Learn about the launch and evaluation of LandScale, a tool for measuring, evaluating and communicating sustainable landscape performance.
- Certification and Beyond: Explore crop-specific facts and figures and dive deeper into efforts beyond certification, including advocacy for the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR). Discover new tools like the Regenerative Coffee Scorecard that provide guidance to farmers and businesses on their transition to regenerative agriculture.
- Our 2030 Vision: Take a closer look at our forward-looking vision that highlights the need to transform food systems through regenerative agriculture in the world’s most important tropical regions. We aim to drive systemic change while putting rural communities at the heart of solutions.
The Rainforest Alliance’s global reach detailed in the report includes:
- 58 countries with certified farms and projects. Over 6,000 partner companies
- Four Million Farmers and Workers Follow Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standards
- Over 6 million hectares of agricultural land certified against sustainability standards worldwide
- 87 projects to improve livelihoods and protect nature. 18 new projects to start in 2022
- Over 54,000 products available with the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal or UTZ label