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?
By Milagro Espinoza, Sr. Manager Communications Latin America, Rainforest Alliance Imagine for a moment you are a producer of tropical fruit in Latin America. One day, a hurricane sweeps through the region and wipes out most of your banana farms, destroying every plant in one fell swoop. What do you do? In the case of … Continue reading Guatemalan Company Leads The Way For Sustainable Palm Oil In Central America
Kroger’s master floral designers craft the Garland of Roses, the prize given to the winning thoroughbred at the Kentucky Derby with Rainforest Alliance Certified "Freedom Roses," making a direct, positive impact for farming communities in Colombia, as well as helping reduce water consumption and pesticide use, and adopting climate-friendly agriculture practices.
The Rainforest Alliance and NEPCon announced last month their intention, subject to agreement on detailed terms, for NEPCon to acquire the RA-Cert business unit that manages Rainforest Alliance's certification, assurance and auditing services in sectors including forestry, agriculture and tourism.