Karengera Coffee Ltd, a company of over 2,500 coffee farmers supply base has become the first organisation to achieve Rainforest Alliance certification in Rwanda. Not only does this bring hope of a more sustainable future for the farmers involved, it is a huge milestone for a country that has spent two decades recovering from the atrocities of civil war.
In this, the fifth article in our series focusing on our work in Ghana, Rainforest Alliance communications team member, Marcus Schaefer, who recently visited the Juabeso/Bia region, takes a look at how grass cutter husbandry protects forests and creates a potential new source of income.
In this latest blog from our Ghana series, focusing on our work with cocoa farmers, Oduro Kwadwo from the Asanteman community presents his work in small scale forestry.
This summer, the Rainforest Alliance’s education team worked in Chiapas, Mexico, to introduce a group of 57 teachers to our climate curricula. Most of the teachers who attended the five-day workshop came from Telebachilleratos, a subsection of the Chiapas school system that includes many rural schools serving underrepresented populations. Though these schools lack financial resources, they live in close connection with surrounding forests and coffee farms.