The East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) held its third African Tea Convention and Exhibition (ATCE) event in Nairobi in May. Among the 20 international speakers and hundreds of participants were the Rainforest Alliance’s Per Bogstad, Senior Manager, Markets Transformation UK, Ireland and India, and Joseph Cameron Booth, Coordinator, Markets Transformation.
While global demand for coffee is increasing, supply is endangered, as a warmer climate and heavy rains will reduce yields in coffee-producing communities. If we want to consume high-quality coffee in the future, we need to fundamentally change agriculture practices.
Research report finds farms producing Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa are implementing practices that contribute to a more sustainable cocoa sector, including safer and more judicious use of pesticides, the conservation of natural forests, and reduced child labor.
A look at the companies that are exhibiting at Natural Products Expo West and work with the Rainforest Alliance in their commitment to sustainable sourcing.