peru – herbebossing voor koffieboeren

peru – herbebossing voor koffieboeren

In this project, farmers - who live in the upper catchment area (3000m) of the coffee growing area in Piura - reforest the region. This reduces erosion and improves water storage capacity. They also provide for their own livelihood through the extraction and production of wood from sustainable forest management. In addition, the trees capture an average of 22 kilos of CO₂ per tree per year.

Rural development and agriculture in the Piura region of Peru are highly susceptible to the effects of climate change. Due to deforestation, the Sierra Piura region is also affected by erosion and productivity decreases. Farms are owned by small-scale farmers with less than 3 hectares each. Like most smallholder farmers worldwide, these farmers have little financial ability to invest in their farms or in their environment.

In 2011, coffee cooperative Norandino and Progreso Foundation started a reforestation program in close collaboration with 11 farming communities (about 400 families) living in the upper basin of the coffee growing area. In total, more than 200 hectares of forest have been planted. This reforestation program is the first of its kind to be certified by Gold Standard and the Fairtrade Climate Standard.

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The impact of the project

12

x thousand tons of CO₂ is reduced

542

x thousand trees are planted

2

x thousand coffee farmers are helped

The project in detail

Thanks to the income from the CO2 credits, a sustainable reforestation program, a capacity building program and an employment program for farming families have been developed. Additional adaptation measures are also funded with carbon credit revenues, such as planting shade trees and improved pruning techniques.

Due to the needs of the communities in the upper catchment, FairClimateFund and Norandino have set a joint ambition to realize an additional 500 hectares of forest in the next 5 years.

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