30 Jul '16, 2pm

More than 1.4bn cups of coffee are consumed daily around the world. Make yours #sustainable:

Leticia Monzon is one of more than 25 million people in the world who depend on the production of coffee for their livelihoods. Her Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farm in the Guatemalan highlands is one small piece of the US$ 100 billion coffee industry. Coffee, one world’s most traded commodities, is the economic backbone of countries throughout Latin America, Asia and Africa. Yet smallholder farmers in these coffee-growing regions face many challenges, including poverty, commodity price fluctuations and increasingly erratic rainfall patterns caused by climate change. Since 1995, the Rainforest Alliance has strengthened the position of coffee farmers by training them in methods that boost yields and safeguard the health of the land for future generations. All of this is part of our global strategy to ensure the long-term well-being of farm communities, as well as the fore...

Full article: http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/work/agriculture/coffe...

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