Indigenous Communities in Southern Mexico Protect Their Forest Heritage
Forestry / Indigenous Communities / Mexico

Indigenous Communities in Southern Mexico Protect Their Forest Heritage

The road that winds from the city of Oaxaca to the towering peaks of Sierra Juárez is bordered by dense pine and oak forests teeming with wildlife, like the long-nosed mate shrew and the elusive dwarf jay. Nearly all of this rich forestland, which is managed by the Zapotec indigenous peoples, is FSC certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Continue reading

Tanzanian Coffee Farms Achieve Certification
Coffee / Cooperatives / Tanzania

Tanzanian Coffee Farms Achieve Certification

Tutunze Kahawa Limited (TKL), a cooperative working with coffee farmers in Tanzania recently achieved Rainforest Alliance certification. We caught up with TKL’s Sustainability Manager, Nangula Heita-Mwampamba, to find out a bit more about the motivation behind certification, the challenges of achieving it and the company’s hopes for the future. Continue reading