Rainforest Alliance certification

Rainforest Alliance certification

Rainforest Alliance Certified beans frog

There is an obvious frog, Rainforest Alliance certified coffee, also referred to as "frog beans" on Rainforest certification mark.

"Rainforest Alliance" RA (Rainforest Alliance) certification means: consistent with "Rainforest Alliance" standard-farm alliance will protect the farm and its surrounding ecosystem, the use of pesticides to make some restrictions, and waste management and other benchmarks to assess only through assessment and certification of coffee, it can be called "rainforest Alliance certified coffee." Wherein for coffee certification criteria stipulates: is used under the shade of native forest cultivation of traditional farming methods, it is advisable to protect the ecosystem of tillage methods. Alliance also received part of the proceeds for wildlife conservation, improve the labor and other living rainforest animals protected areas.

Meet the benchmarks of the conclusion of the "Rainforest Alliance" farm, will conduct an assessment of the protection of the ecosystem and its surrounding coffee plantation, restrictions on the use of pesticides, waste management and other benchmarks, only through the reference and certification coffee, can be called "rainforest Alliance certified coffee." In addition, it is also part of the proceeds for the Protection of Animals Wildlife Rainforest Conservation Area, on worker well-being of life, the natural environment is a good coffee.

And its certified reference by the conservation farming methods ‧ ‧ region 3 departments of social structure, from the forest to the protection, water pollution ‧ employees working environment ‧ chemical fertilizers ‧ disposal so far, there are detailed provisions. For coffee certified reference the provisions adopted, the most beneficial to the protection of ecosystems, native forest shade under conventional tillage methods of cultivation.

 

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Outline

Rainforest Alliance (RA) was founded in 1987 and headquartered in New York, a non-profit, international non-governmental environmental protection organizations, the international FSC forest certification system recognized by the largest and most authoritative professional FSC certification body. Its mission is by changing land use patterns, business and consumer behavior to protect the global ecosystem and a living humans and wildlife. Currently, the Rainforest Alliance is working with more than 50 countries around the world business, government and community organizations to work together to help them change the way the land use, the development of long-term resource use and maintain the ecological balance of the plan.

Basic function

With the global market demand for the steady development of sustainable, Rainforest Alliance to establish sustainable agriculture, sustainable tourism Sustainable Forestry and the Ministry of three departments, adhere to sustainable principles and standards, protection of wild animals and primitive land, maintenance workers and their welfare community, to help small businesses and consumers based on all community organizations, providing the market with responsible health products and services from large multinational organizations. At the same time to comply with comprehensive standards for farms and forestry enterprises certificates.

Sustainable Forestry Department under the Ministry of TREES and SmartWood two projects. SmartWood in 1989 to promote the effective implementation of responsible forestry establishment it is to ensure that economic support tools for biodiversity and local communities. SmartWood certification carried out by Rainforest Alliance is the central work, the spread of forest and forest products certification concept, to ensure that enterprises provide wood products from the maintenance of biological diversity and supporting the development of local communities in forest. SmartWood is the world's first independent forest certification body, recognized by the international forest certification system Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which also makes Rainforest Alliance certification has become a global advocate. Each of the Rainforest Alliance will be on the global environment, forests and biodiversity outstanding contributions to governments, organizations and companies were awarded Green Globe Award. Such as: the United States has been committed to environmental protection of Amway Corporation awarded the "Green Earth" award.

SmartWood certification activities for a variety of forest types, including distribution in tropical, temperate and boreal forests, including natural forests, plantations, including large commercial forests, small-scale collective forest or forest home. SmartWood goal is through an independent audit, certification and certified forest products to promote, promote sustainable forest management, with economic incentives encouraging enterprises to implement sustainable forestry development.

In order to enhance the effectiveness of the implementation of forest certification, the Rainforest Alliance has set up a project team TREES. TREEs project mainly engaged in activities related to sustainable forest management and certification training, research, extension, and education system. The project team is small, Woodland owners opened the certified forest products market, providing opportunities for certification. Because there is no certified timber markets, forest owners would not have the power to carry out sustainable forest management. TREES Forest also consumer education and training, so that they realize that a certified environmental and economic benefits.



Rainforest Alliance Overview
Rainforest Alliance (RA) was founded in 1987 and headquartered in New York, is a non-profit international non-governmental environmental protection organizations, the international FSC forest certification system recognized by the largest and most authoritative professional FSC certification body. Its mission is by changing land use patterns, business and consumer behavior to protect the global ecosystem and a living humans and wildlife. Currently, the Rainforest Alliance is working with more than 50 countries around the world business, government and community organizations to work together to help them change the way the land use, the development of long-term resource use and maintain the ecological balance of the plan.
 

Functions of the Rainforest Alliance
With the global market demand for the steady development of sustainable, Rainforest Alliance to establish sustainable agriculture, sustainable tourism Sustainable Forestry and the Ministry of three departments, adhere to sustainable principles and standards, protection of wild animals and primitive land, maintenance workers and their welfare community, to help small businesses and consumers based on all community organizations, providing the market with responsible health products and services from large multinational organizations. At the same time to comply with comprehensive standards for farms and forestry enterprises certificates.


Rainforest Alliance certification on behalf of the crops in accordance with:
1. less water pollution
2. The acid is less harmful
3. To minimize the impact on the environment and human health
4. Protection of Wildlife Habitat
5. less waste
6. Use less water
7. High effective farm management mechanism
8. protect agricultural workers rights and benefits
9. Income and safeguard the competitiveness of agricultural workers
10. Promotion of agricultural workers to cooperate with environmentalists


Rainforest Alliance and Sustainable Agriculture
Expansion of agriculture was 70% of global deforestation reasons, but this is a tropical forest the biggest threat. In these biodiversity rich areas, farms often become a cause soil erosion due to water pollution and wildlife habitat destruction. Rainforest Alliance Certified encourage farmers to be continuing to grow crops and pasture management. Rainforest Alliance certification system is based on three basic pillars of sustainability elements on the feasibility of these three pillars are environmental protection, social equity and economic. One element alone can not achieve long-term success, Rainforest Alliance certification helps farmers improve earnings in these three areas.

Rainforest Alliance to take measures to prevent abuse of the development of traditional agriculture, on the one hand provide protection to the natural environment, will be willing to create and maintain good farm farming and environmental businesses and organizations as authentication object, by changing land use , business practices and consumer behavior to protect ecosystems and its interdependence of humans and wildlife, and to achieve the preservation of biodiversity and provide sustainable development.

On the other hand, the Rainforest Alliance for agricultural producers but also provides a more comprehensive support to ensure that the relevant interest of producers, the provisions of the business or organization subject to certification by the country set the minimum wage law, companies in addition to providing security for producers outside and clean working environment, workers should also meet basic living needs, such as drinking water and proper residence environment and so on. But also must provide compulsory education institutions necessary medical equipment, children needed for producers and their relatives.

Select certified by Rainforest agricultural products, you can provide support to improve the lives of those around the world through the work of farmers and farm workers and their families, but you are also protecting our planet.
 

 

Rainforest Alliance and Sustainable Agriculture Certification Question 10:


1. Where to buy certified products through the rainforest?
On most brands and professional product packaging can see the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal mark, the retailer of certified products has covered Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan. Click for a list of retailers


2. How to get certified?
If you need a certified agricultural workers, visit the Rainforest Alliance Certified farm sustainability official website, and contact them.


3. How to find supply certified products?
If you want to find certified products supply wholesaler or retailer, you had better see our purchasing assistant page and certification supplier list.
 

4. How many crops can be certified Rainforest Alliance?
More than 100 kinds of crops can be Rainforest Alliance Certified, these crops will follow the environmental and social standards of the Sustainable Agriculture Network for authentication. By 2012, more than 569,367 small and large farms, cooperatives certified by the Rainforest, these farms covering about 569,367 hectares (569,367 acres), spread over Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, El Salvador, melon Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Tanzania and other countries and regions.
 

5. How does Rainforest Alliance certification?
Rainforest Alliance certification standards management by assessing the social and environmental improvement of the way, guiding farmers to implementation of sustainable farms, certification standards introduced specific measures to implement certification audit by independent auditors. For compliance with certification standards farms Rainforest Alliance grants its authority Rainforest Alliance certification badge, the badge can be used on the relevant product market.
 

6. What criteria is certified?
Farms subject of "sustainable agriculture system standards", before obtaining certification.
 

7. Why Rainforest Alliance certification system stand out from the many certification system?
Rainforest Alliance certification is carried out based on environmental protection, social equity and economic viability of these three pillars of sustainable elements, based on one element alone can not achieve long-term success, we help farmers achieve success in these three areas. Rainforest Alliance certification program in 1992, Costa Rica Open, has been all over the world 38 tropical countries, providing support for these countries, hundreds of farmers and workers, and wildlife at stake. There are over two million farmers, farm workers and their families directly benefit from Rainforest Alliance certification, they told us that although they achieve certification standards, it is a challenge for the farm, but you can obtain this certification makes farm stay ahead, trusted, and more good plan for future development. We are committed to environmental and social justice, we will experience a sense of mission and the majority of the grassroots forces unite to support many environmental initiatives, which Rainforest Alliance certification and other agricultural certification difference. To learn more, see "Rainforest Alliance Certified Characteristics" document.
 

8. How to ensure your Rainforest Alliance sustainable agricultural system is a set of strict criteria, in line with standards of the times?
In the initial stage of sustainable agricultural system standards established, it has been by a number of non-governmental organizations to establish a number of commissions in the tropics, these committees will periodically review the system standards to ensure that standards can maintain its rigor, and to ensure that the standards in the application and the regulatory process are trustworthy. Committee is composed of senior staff, consultants and systems in their areas have been internationally recognized experts formed, we will meet regularly to discuss some of the small details of the system, and will deal with the problem and determine the best solution for the new requirements. View View sustainable agricultural information system standards to improve
 

9. How is Rainforest Alliance Certified farms protect water quality?
Rainforest Alliance certification is based on the ten authentication control principles, these principles, including the reduction of water consumption and water quality protection related content. At the same time farmers must also monitor water quality, sewage to be treated to avoid contamination of nearby rivers or springs. More information on the protection of water quality
 

10. obtain Rainforest Alliance certification of products, it means that its price is the lowest it?
No, the price is very important, in fact, Rainforest Alliance Certified farms crops prices generally higher. Because pricing of crops will affect whether farmers out of poverty. However, the pricing of products or to rely on consumer willingness to buy the product to develop, if consumers are willing to buy certified products and pay some extra fees, so the pricing of the product may be slightly higher, if the consumption of the product are reluctant to pay more for the products to be certified, then raise prices approach rarely be used up.


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