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The Rainforest Alliance and its partner the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) started working to mainstream sustainable practices in the cocoa industry through the SAN/Rainforest Alliance certification program in the late 1990s. Now that the program has been in place for nearly two decades, this report answers the question: what have been the effects of the SAN/Rainforest Alliance cocoa program on cocoa-producing farms, households, and landscapes? The report focuses on four challenges of modern cocoa farming; the loss of natural ecosystems, low farm productivity, entrenched poverty and, in some regions, child labour, and exposure to hazardous agrochemicals.
Lead organization:
Rainforest Alliance
Study sector:
Agriculture
Agriculture focus:
Cocoa
Certification:
SAN/ Rainforest Alliance
Study type:
Outcome or Impact Evaluation
Study design & methods:
Quantitative collection and analysis methods, Qualitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Social issues, Environmental issues, Economic issues
Provide publication date of study if complete.
April 6, 2017
Name of lead contact:
Rainforest Alliance