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Why are we running to restore our forests?

Why are we running to restore our forests?

Date: 14/02/2017 | Author: Fundación Natura

Editorial piece by Fundación Natura It seems as if in our current social model only what has a monetary value is important. But many may have not noticed that biodiversity is worth more than all the gold and oil on the planet. And although it is very difficult to put a price on forests, it […]

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SAN Photo Contest Winner took his camera for a ride in Nicaragua

SAN Photo Contest Winner took his camera for a ride in Nicaragua Date: 09/02/2017 | Author:

Nishan never leaves the house without his camera, after all, he says in every corner in Rwanda there is a good photograph. That wondering eye made Nishan Gunasekera the first place winner on our first SAN Photo Contest last year, with a beautiful photograph of the very beginning of a working day in his tea […]


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The biggest crisis is also the greatest opportunity

The biggest crisis is also the greatest opportunity Date: 07/12/2016 | Author:

By Nigel Sizer and Andre de Freitas Published in GreenBiz The Paris Climate Agreement went into force last month, less than a year after 190 governments signed the landmark, legally binding international treaty. Two weeks ago, world leaders and civil society groups gathered at the COP22 climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, to tackle the next phase […]


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A sustainable decade

A sustainable decade Date: 18/11/2016 | Author:

With 56 years of experience producing coffee, Coopedota is particulary proud of the last 10: the most sustainable ones. The cooperative of 900 coffee producing families is located in la Zona de los Santos, Costa Rica, and has been complying with the Sustainable Agriculture Network Standard for more than a decade. In addition, they certified […]


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For Guima Café in Brasil, certification is the compass on its way to sustainability

For Guima Café in Brasil, certification is the compass on its way to sustainability Date: 11/11/2016 | Author:

Originally published on The Frog Blog Less than a half-day trip from the busy Rio de Janeiro, the headquarters of Guima Café is located, amidst a landscape full of rolling hills and forests of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Its specialty coffee is produced in three SAN/Rainforest Alliance Certified farms: Fazenda São Lourenço, Brasis […]


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Sustainable agriculture reaches the caatinga

Sustainable agriculture reaches the caatinga Date: 04/11/2016 | Author:

For the first time a Brazilian venture farming of melon and watermelon achieves the social and environmental certification SAN/ Rainforest Alliance. From that harvest, Itaueira with sown in three northeastern states areas, can market their products with the seal that certifies the use of best practices in the field. Altogether there are 3,800 hectares in […]


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The farm that wants to become legend

The farm that wants to become legend Date: 26/09/2016 | Author:

In 1993 agricultural certification was just an ideal. Some hoped that with the right practices and necessary training transforming agriculture into a sustainable activity was possiblem, one farm at a time. The precursors of the Rainforest Alliance certification found that first farm in the Caribbean of Costa Rica; and his first accomplice in Ribniger Volker, […]


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My journey through the sustainability path

My journey through the sustainability path Date: 18/08/2016 | Author:

By Wilfredo Augusto Callejas Rodríguez* Wilfredo is a Rainforest Alliance trainer in El Salvador* More than ten years ago, this same August, I started my path through sustainability. I don’t know where in that path I am right now, because I can’t yet see on the horizon where will I get. I think I am not […]


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Colombian farms get hedgerows that feed on solar energy

Colombian farms get hedgerows that feed on solar energy Date: 18/07/2016 | Author:

As part of the “REDD+ en el Corredor de Robles” project implementation, by Fundación Natura and funded by Ecopetrol, 122 farms got connectivity lines through hedgerows. These hedgerows feed on solar energy and serve as a protective shield for trees. This project, implemented since 2014 in Duitama, Charala, Coromoro and Encimo municipalities, aims to reduce […]


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