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Tree plantation, trees spotting the landscape.
Tea estate, Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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Fostering Sustainable Agriculture Practices for Conservation of Tropical Biodiversity in Plantation Landscapes of Western Ghats
Grantee Name: 
Rainforest Alliance, Inc.
HOTSPOT
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$82,099
DATES
Oct 2009
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Mar 2012
Stats
Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$82,099
DATES
Oct 2009
-
Mar 2012

Demonstrate a market-based approach to enhancing ecological connectivity while safeguarding agricultural production by introducing the Rainforest Alliance’s "Sustainable Agriculture Standard" into tea and coffee estates in the Anamalai and Mysore-Nilgiri corridors, forging linkages between producers in the Western Ghats and sustainability-conscious companies in the international market, and approaching domestic retailers to promote a domestic market for certified tea and coffee.

Strategic Direction: 1 Enable action by diverse communities and partnerships to ensure conservation of key biodiversity areas and enhance connectivity in the corridors