Today, November 8th 2018, the Global Coffee Platform and the Rainforest Alliance have signed a partnership agreement for the next five years to support ‘National Platforms’ in coffee producing countries, as well as to identify opportunities at country level and tackle local priorities. The announcement was made during the Global Coffee Sustainability Conference 2018 taking place in … Continue reading Stakeholders in Coffee Producing Countries Will Benefit From GCP and Rainforest Alliance’s New Long-Term Agreement
At the Sun Valley Floral Farms, we encourage transparency not only in our business, but in the entire floral industry. We aim to be stewards of the earth and work in harmony with nature to create amazing cut flowers that are safe for farmers to grow, and promote healthy soil. So, how do we highlight to our customers that we are a sustainable farm dedicated to the economic, social, and environmental well-being of our land, our flowers, our team members, and our community?
Regenerative agriculture is one of the most prolific and growing trends in sustainability. Also known as regenerative farming, the concept is at the forefront of many new sustainability initiatives in the food and beverage industry. While not a new concept, interest in regenerative farming has exploded in the past year, leaving many companies (and consumers) wondering, what exactly is it, why are companies concerned with it, and how does it compare to existing programs like Rainforest Alliance certification?
International coffee prices have recently hit their lowest levels for 12 years, and according to representatives of coffee producers in Colombia and Brazil are now below production costs. These declining prices are having a devastating impact on the 25 million coffee families worldwide and on the landscapes they help to manage and depend on. At … Continue reading The Rainforest Alliance Statement on Current Low Coffee Prices