IPM Coalition

integrated pest management

Rainforest Alliance

At the Rainforest Alliance, we are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal.
To advance our mission, we focus on amplifying our impact on the ground through systemic transformation: change across the entire supply chain, change in the relationship between people and nature, and change within our own organization. We achieve this transformation by working in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders to create a stronger Alliance. Together, we amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways.
We embrace transparency because we believe that the best way to build trust across our alliance is through openness about our tactics, our impact, and partners on the ground. Together, we can achieve our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.

Pesticide rationale

For the Rainforest Alliance, managing insect pests, diseases, and weeds is part of climate-smart and a holistic approach to ecosystem management. The Rainforest Alliance believes that pesticide use can be decreased by strengthening and balancing the functions of the agro-ecosystem. We aim to achieve a change in mindset that first looks at the environmental and social components of managing pests, and sees external inputs such as pesticides as a last resort.

Our position paper can be downloaded here.
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