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.
For 150 years, Sri Lanka has consistently produced tea that is recognized the world over for its quality, unique character, and flavor profile. But with challenges such as altered weather patterns, workforce turnover, and market transformations, the strategies that yielded results yesterday may not work as well tomorrow
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.