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Rainforest Alliance may no longer require shade cover. Be a part of the discussion!

Sustainable Agriculture Network April 29, 2015 4:34 pm The Sustainable Agriculture Network’s vision is a world where agriculture contributes to the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods. According to this vision, the Sustainable Agriculture Standard in its third draft 2016 version proposes a framework of requirements caring for a higher productivity with optimized farm inputs that will enable smallholders to increase their income, satisfy their essential needs and conserve natural resources on their farms rather than exploiting them as part of their income strategy. The new SAN standard reflects a commitment to biodiversity conservation that is as strong as ever. With each revision to the standard, the SAN incorporates new scientific evidence and sustainable agriculture best practices to ensure that the standard’s requirements are both effective and feas...

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Jack, you make an interesting point. I have heard from a couple of other producers who were willing to get shade certifica...