Tagged with Certification

Interview with Andre de Freitas, Executive Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN)

By Yessenia Soto, Rainforest Alliance “We are working toward a very innovative standard, and we believe producers will feel that they obtain more value by being Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM.” The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) is a coalition of leading conservation organizations in America, Africa, Asia, and Europe that promotes the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices … Continue reading

Interview with Wilson Sucaticona, Coffee Producer

Interview by Katy Puga, Rainforest Alliance It is estimated that more than 1.2 billion people around the world drink coffee. In Peru, coffee is an important source of income for thousands of small and medium-size farmers, who export around 95% of their beans to international markets thanks to their high quality, aroma, and flavor. Peruvian … Continue reading

Interview with Leif Pedersen, Manager of the Biodiversity Conservation in Coffee Project, Rainforest Alliance

Interview by Katiana Murillo, Rainforest Alliance “We hope to have 10 percent of global coffee exports sold as Rainforest Alliance Certified in seven years.” In May 2006, the Rainforest Alliance will launch a project to conserve biodiversity in coffee, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with a Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant. This … Continue reading