Tagged with sustainable agriculture

Interview with Mario López, senior associate for Sustainable Agriculture projects at the Rainforest Alliance

By Yessenia Soto, Rainforest Alliance “Global warming and extreme weather events are disrupting the entire production schedule, pruning, flowering patterns, harvests and other agricultural activities, while causing losses of productivity and increasing expenses and the cost of labor in the field.” In late 2012 and early 2013, the coffee growers of Central America faced one … Continue reading

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