Type de projet
Afforestation, Reforestation Revegetation (ARR)

Objectifs de développement durable

1. Pas de pauvreté

100+ families

benefit from improved livelihoods and/or increased income

4. Éducation de qualité

60% student complete secondary school

where they learn about forestry and specifically growing cocoa

5. Égalité entre les sexes

31% of staff are women

and 84% come from nearby villages

8. Travail décent et croissance économique

100+ jobs opportunities

helping promote economic growth in the region

12. Consommation et production responsables

500+ ha of agroforestry

to reduce deforestation and promote the sustainable growth of cocoa

13. Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques

273,000 tonnes of CO2e

mitigated over the project lifetime

15. Vie terrestre

1,645 hectares of degraded land

protected and restored by the project

16. Paix, justice et institutions efficaces

Strengthening citizen participation

enhancing natural and social capital for local communities

Le projet

The project aims to reconnect remaining patches of forest and restore degraded land. Across 2 main sites, Cimitarra and Tierralta around 2,200 ha of land is restored using an agroforestry system with areas replanted with native species. Agroforestry, a system that mixes trees and shrubs among crops, helps to increase biodiversity and productivity by boosting soil nutrients, preventing erosion and creating resilient symbiotic ecosystems. The project empowers and trains locals to establish sustainable timber plantations and planting cacao crops. The project supports the Jaguar Corridors initiative with aims to create a continuous north-to-south habitat corridor throughout the species range in central and south America, enabling them to roam and breed.


Les résultats

The project simultaneously addresses the results and drivers of climate change, namely capturing CO2 through carbon sequestration and addressing the socio-economic drivers by creating an economically profitable product - cacao - without harming the environment. Working closely with the local communities the project generates a lasting positive social impact thanks to education; increasing citizen participation and environmental awareness; creating stable jobs and income streams; improving health services and access to annual medical checks; and supporting families to make home improvements. The project activities benefit the exceptional biodiversity in the area, notably through restoring, reconnecting and protecting the previously fragmented habitat of five critically endangered species. Additionally, as a top of the food chain, some experts indicate that protecting keystone species - in this case, jaguars - results in cascading positive effects for the wider ecosystem.

Project ID: 301977
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