ELSEVIER – Sustainable crop certification helps people and nature but could do more for them

Sustainable crop certification helps people and nature but could do more for them New map of certified farms highlights opportunities

When you buy coffee or a bar of chocolate, you might see a label on the package that shows the product was made sustainably. Crop certification schemes like Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance provide standards that farmers can follow to show their crops are grown in a way that respects the environment and the producers. But how effective are these programs at tackling poverty and protecting biodiversity?

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