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San Martin region was heavily deforested in the 1980’s as it became a red zone of coca production. With the help of USAID, local farmers switched from coca to cocoa cultivation in the 1990’s. The Fair Trade & Organic cooperative ACOPAGRO was created at that time.
Launched in 2008, Alto Huayabamba reforestation project was set up with the objective to develop best-class agroforestry systems and ensure the sustainability of the cocoa cultivation model.
Type: Reforestation / Agroforestery / Carbon (VCS)
Partner: ACOPAGRO cooperative
Localization: San Martin region, Amazonia, Peru
Objectives: Plantation of 2 million trees
Participants: 2000 fair trade & organic cocoa farmers
VCS Verified Carbon Standard
VCS validation of the project in December 2011 by Rainforest Alliance.
VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) is the best recognised standard on the market of voluntary carbon offset for forestry projects. VCS gives criteria for the validation, measurement and management of carbon offsetting projects.