The main importance of vanilla to the rainforests is that vanilla’s high dependency on the native trees in the forests contributes to the reason why these rainforests should be conserved not only for conservation purposes but also because they are the greatest factors that influence climate change; since vanilla needs a favorable climate to grow. This is enough proof to ensure the conservation of the forests.
The existence of the need to set up vanilla plantations definitely provides the need to preserve the rainforests. The farmers in this case have a very big role to play; since vanilla and rainforest co-exist together, the farmers are solely responsible for conserving the rainforests by mostly using organic methods of farming while planting vanilla to ensure proper maintenance of the forests. With the present need to expand the vanilla market, the more reason to protect vanilla’s asset (rainforests).
Vanilla not only contributes to the conservation of the rainforest but also to the welfare and sustainability of many families that depend on vanilla for a source of income as well as employment. To cut the story short, if the rainforests are cut down it will affect the world
economically and socially and there will cease to be a source of income and employment for the dependent communities or families. .