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Coffee Farmers Fighting Climate Change : Learn about the 1st climate-friendly #coffee farm #climatechange

El Platanillo coffee farm in San Marcos, Guatemala, has become the world’s first Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM farm to become verified for its compliance with the Climate Module of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), the international coalition of conservation organizations that manages Rainforest Alliance certification. The announcement was made today by the Rainforest Alliance and the local SAN partner in Guatemala, the Inter-American Foundation for Tropical Research (FIIT, its Spanish acronym) in conjunction with the coffee trading company EFICO Green Coffee and Cocoa and the National Coffee Alliance of Guatemala (ANACAFE, in Spanish). Gianluca Gondolini, project manager for the Rainforest Alliance, praised the dedication of El Platanillo’s owner and employees to meeting the requirements of the module. “By fulfilling the SAN Climate Module, coffee plantations l...

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