Good Cacao™ is Rainforest Alliance Certified. The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity
and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices,
business practices and consumer behavior.
Rainforest Alliance Certified Means:
- Less water pollution
as all sources of contamination (pesticides and fertilizers, sediment,
wastewaters, garbage, fuels and so on) are controlled.
- Less soil erosion
as farms implement soil conservation practices such as planting on
contours and maintaining ground cover.
- Reduced threats to the environment
and human health as the most dangerous pesticides are prohibited, all
agrochemical use is strictly regulated, and farmers must use mechanical
and biological pest controls where possible and strive to reduce both
the toxicity and quantity of chemicals used.
- Wildlife habitat is protected
as deforestation is stopped, the banks of rivers are protected with
buffer zones, critical ecosystems such as wetlands are protected and
forest patches on farms are preserved.
- Less waste as farm by-products
such as banana stems, coffee pulp, orange peels and un-marketable foliage
are composted and returned to the fields as natural fertilizer. Other
wastes, such as plastics, glass and metals are recycled where possible.
water used as water conservation measures are applied in washing and
packing stations, housing areas and irrigation.
- More efficient farm
management as the certification program helps farmers organize, plan,
schedule improvements, implement better practices, identify problems
and monitor progress.
- Improved conditions for farm workers who are getting
fair wages, decent housing, clean drinking water, sanitary facilities
and a safe and wholesome work area. Workers and their families have
access to schools, health care, transportation and training
profitability and competitiveness for farmers, who have increased production,
improved quality, reduced worker complaints and increased worker efficiency.
The Rainforest Alliance Certified seal of approval gives the farmers
more leverage at the time of sale, product differentiation, premium
prices and improved access to credit.
- More collaboration between farmers
and conservationists - parks alone cannot save the world's biodiversity;
we have to ensure that wild flora and fauna find refuge outside of
protected areas. Because farmers control the fate of so much land and
so many critical habitats, their ideas and willing participation are
essential to any local or regional conservation strategy.
View the Rainforest Alliance website - http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/
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