|NEWSLETTER | AUGUST 2017 |
FARM TO MARKET
Sri Lankan Tea Farmers Fight Deforestation and Climate Change
The Rainforest Alliance’s video showcases our work (part of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) tea program) to train tea estate workers and smallholders in sustainable agriculture practices, such as innovative weed-control methods that help nurture soil, reduce input costs, and increase yields.
Food, Farmers, And The Future
Rainforest Alliance founder and current chairman of the board, Daniel Katz, discusses the potential impact of the intended merger with UTZ on food, farmers, and the future. Learn more...
Collaborating Company Highlights
Ethical Corporation released the shortlist for the Responsible Business Awards, including many companies that work with the Rainforest Alliance. Congratulations Barry Callebaut Group, IKEA, Nestlé Nespresso SA, Marks and Spencer, Olam and PepsiCo. [Source]
Dole’s Huelquen farm in Chile achieves Rainforest Alliance certifications. Located in Paine, Chile, Huelquen farm grows 100 hectares of grapes under the Dole label as well as private labels. [Source]
As part of the Olam International’s climate-smart cocoa project in South and Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, we work with dedicated trainers who go to great lengths to educate rural cocoa farmers on climate-smart farming practices. [Source]
7-Eleven announces its third Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee, this one as a permanent offering rather than a special promotion. This single-origin Colombian makes good on the company's commitment to offering sustainable coffee. [Source]
As part of the Cocoa & Forests initiative, leading cocoa companies (including companies working with the Rainforest Alliance such as Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Mars, Olam, Unilever and more) have agreed to a statement of intent to commit to end deforestation in the global cocoa supply chain. [Source]
The Calgary Zoo in Alberta, Canada, launched a new visitor engagement promotion to educate visitors about buying Rainforest Alliance Certified™ products to help protect wildlife. [Source]
Recent and Upcoming Events
See below for a selection of events at which Rainforest Alliance experts serve as speakers, panelists, participants, and hosts. View our business website for the full list of events.
Global Sustainability Summit - Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturer’s Association
August 9-11, 2017 - Nashville, Tennessee, United States
World Banana Forum Global Conference
November 8-9, 2017 - International Conference Centre-Geneva, Switzerland
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