The Rainforest Alliance is working to conserve Ethiopia's remaining forests while improving the livelihoods of coffee farmers. We have helped a number of operations like Moredocofe's become certified to the standards of the Sustainable Agriculture Network, ensuring that they harvest, mill and process coffee using socially responsible and environmentally sustainable methods. This has had a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of farmers working thousands of acres of land.
Biologists have found rare macaws, owls, jaguar tracks and a giant anteater in the protected areas of Daterra, a Rainforest Alliance Certified farm in southeastern Brazil known as much for its superior beans as its commitment to conservation. The famous fazenda, in Minas Gerais -- an enormous, flat, plateau in an area known as the cerrado -- is owned by philanthropist and coffee expert Luis Norberto Pascoal, who in 1986 added coffee to the family agribusiness that was established in 1974.