Rainforest Alliance Certified for Phu Tho Asia Tea company
Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms use methods that protect the health of farmers, their livelihoods, their land and the surrounding waterways. Through our training and certification programs, we are promoting farming techniques designed to protect the land for future generations.
The Rainforest Alliance promotes sustainable farming methods that lead to increased profits and better working conditions. In order to earn the Rainforest Alliance Certified ™ seal, tea farms must undergo annual audits against a rigorous standard with detailed environmental, economic, and social criteria that work together to promote our holistic vision of sustainability.
Protecting Land and Waterways
Although the demand for tea is enormous, low yields, high input costs and gaps in production make it a struggle for smallholder tea farmers to earn decent incomes. The methods farmers learn through Rainforest Alliance training programs—such as improved plucking and pruning techniques, “in-filling” (planting densely) and soil rejuvenation across the whole farm—improve yields and tea quality. By implementing these best practices, tea farmers can look to a brighter future, with better livelihoods.