Our partnership with Rainforest Alliance certified farmers
Next to our Nedspice Farmers Partnership Programme, we work together with 915 Rainforest Alliance certified farmers. This means that these farmers have met a set of social and environmental criteria required for certification. These criteria are formulated in the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard.
The Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard recognizes the challenges posed by climate change and present-day agriculture practices and seeks to address these challenges by actively promoting sustainable practices and improving the resilience of farms and farming communities.
Farmers can call themselves Rainforest Alliance certified when a third-party auditor verified compliance with the criteria mentioned on the right. Currently Nedspice works together with 915 pepper farmers in Vietnam, who produce over 2200 tons combined, divided over 1513 hectares of land.
The Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard consists of two categories of criteria: