The Arbor Day Foundation is working with partner Ecotierra to address issues of inefficient agricultural practices by replenishing exhausted soils, reforesting and managing forest canopy, and transforming degraded pastureland to forested agriculture production such as coffee and cocoa.
- In addition to tree planting, carbon credits are generated from these newly planted forests — further supporting the incomes of landowners in these valuable areas.
- Micro-credit for land use transition to sustainably productive coffee agroforestry systems including large-scale tree planting activities.
- 4 partner coffee cooperatives, including 2,000 small holder producers involved.
- Local state-of-the-art dry processing mill, co-owned by coops, for improved quality and traceability.
Key Project Impacts
- 200,000 hectares of forest conserved.
- 8,250 hectares converted to sustainable agroforestry.
- 3.8 million metric tons of carbon reduced and sequestered.
Millions of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions have been sequestered and avoided entering the atmosphere due to this project.
Sustainable agroforestry practices have lead to profitable coffee production. This provides supplemental income for the community and ensures they can work with their surrounding environment. Each project creates 50 new jobs.
This project transitioned to a agroforestry systems with diversified native species that preserves natural habitats for several species of flora and fauna.
This project actively supports the following Global Goals for Sustainable Development: