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The ramon nut, an ancient Maya superfood, is helping women in Guatemala build sustainable livelihoods.

The ramon nut, an ancient Maya superfood, is helping women in Guatemala build sustainable livelihoods.

The Rainforest Alliance emphasizes the environmental, economic, and social rights of farming and forest communities. Click through to learn more about our focus on human rights.

Human Rights: Dignity for All

Coming soon: The Rainforest Alliance takes you on a trip around the globe to meet the people we're working with to rebalance the world. Check back soon for the full video!

Coming soon: The Rainforest Alliance takes you on a trip around the globe to meet the people we're working with to rebalance the world. Check back soon for the full video!

Great article in the New York Times about community forestry in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, where the Rainforest Alliance's programs have had much success.

In Guatemala, People Living Off Forests Are Tasked With Protecting Them

Ranchers, loggers and smugglers all threaten tropical forests, but in areas given to local communities, the deforestation rate is close to zero, a study finds.

Ria Stout, our director of agriculture, started her career with UTZ 20 years ago. Now that UTZ and Rainforest Alliance have joined forces, she says she feels back at home.

The Rainforest Alliance – UTZ Merger, a Sustainability Homecoming

The Appalachian woodlands have employed generations of workers for over a century. That's why we're working to cultivate responsible forestry practices to maintain those livelihoods.

Sustainable forestry projects are creating jobs and fighting climate change in the heart of coal country.

In Guatemala's Western Highlands, the Rainforest Alliance is helping give communities the tools they need to build resilience to climate change.

Nestled between the Cuchumatanes mountain range to the north and a chain of volcanoes in the south, Guatemala’s Western Highlan

On this Indigenous Peoples Day, we're proud to support people like Juana and help indigenous peoples around the world continue the fight for strong forests and healthy communities.

Working with you to rebalance the planet through sustainable transformation in agriculture, forestry, and tourism. Strong forests and thriving communities benefit us all.

In Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve, 12 local communities have been given the right from the government to make a living from the forest, as long as they do so sustainably. The Rainforest Alliance has been working with these communities since 1999.

Armed with communal land rights and training in sustainable land management, forest communities in Guatemala’s ecologically precious Maya Biosphere Reserve have achieved a near-zero deforesta…

This giant kapok towers over the Peruvian Amazon, a region where the Rainforest Alliance is helping to build a sustainable forest economy.

Working with you to rebalance the planet through sustainable transformation in agriculture, forestry, and tourism.

Today we have joined forces with UTZ! We are excited to advance our shared mission to make sustainable land use the norm.

Today we have joined forces with UTZ! We are excited to advance our shared mission to make sustainable land use the norm.

At the Rainforest Alliance gala next week, we will be honoring Felisa Navas Pérez, a leader who has been instrumental in guiding her community in its efforts to build a truly sustainable forest economy in Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve. Congratulations, Felisa!

At the Rainforest Alliance gala next week, we will be honoring Felisa Navas Pérez, a leader who has been instrumental in guiding her community in its efforts to build a truly sustainable forest economy in Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve. Congratulations, Felisa!

Amelia Quispe Macarco grows coffee and cocoa on her Rainforest Alliance Certified farm in Peru. Learn more about Amelia, and meet other members of our alliance in our new video!

Working with you to rebalance the planet through sustainable transformation in agriculture, forestry, and tourism.

This isn't just any stream. You're looking at a Riparian Buffer Zone on a Costa Rican coffee farm. Buffer zones safeguard waterways, averting erosion and preventing pesticides from seeping into streams and rivers. #WorldWaterWeek

This isn't just any stream. You're looking at a Riparian Buffer Zone on a Costa Rican coffee farm. Buffer zones safeguard waterways, averting erosion and preventing pesticides from seeping into streams and rivers.

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