Policy Analysis

Rainforest Alliance Certification

By Tensie Whelan on February 6, 2007
On farms throughout Latin America, coffee is growing beneath the shade of the forest canopy, in harmony with the environment. Water and soil are clean; children have access to schools and healthcare; workers are well-treated and fairly paid; wildlife habitat is protected; and the farms are economically viable, thanks to the success of Rainforest Alliance certification. Tensie Whelan, and IISD Board member and the Executive Director of the Rainforest Alliance, describes certification and its impact.