trees planted
surface planted
1,,638 Ha


This project was created in 2008, with following objectives:

Protect ecosystems by developing agroforestry to ensure long-term sustainability of cocoa plantations.

Fight deforestation and its consequences, such as soil erosion, decrease of water availability, natural disasters, landscapes degradation, and biodiversity loss.

Enhance farmers’ livelihoods by providing alternative sources of income.


San Martin region, Amazonia, Peru


Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

ACOPAGRO cooperative


2,671 Fair trade & Organic cocoa farmers


1,807,536 Trees planted

supply chain



  • The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) is a quality standard for voluntary carbon offset industry. Based on the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, VCS establishes criteria for validating, measuring, and monitoring carbon offset projects.

Local partner

ACOPAGRO cooperative was created in 1997, as part of a UN program to substitute coca plantations with cocoa and other alternative crops in the San Martin region, Amazon, Peru. It now counts 2000 members: small-scale producers of cocoa and sugar cane having 5 hectares of land each, with an average 2.2 ha of cocoa fields.

Plantation models

Species planted

Pinochuncho - Schizolobium Amazonicum

Pinochuncho – Schizolobium Amazonicum

Shaina - Colubrina Glandulosa

Shaina – Colubrina Glandulosa

Bolaina - Guazuma Crinita

Bolaina – Guazuma Crinita

Capirona - Calycophyllum Spruceanum

Capirona – Calycophyllum Spruceanum


The participants are ACOPAGRO members, small-scale cocoa farmers and their families.

Photo stories

The good taste of cocoa farming under the trees in Peru.
A photo story by Christian Lamontagne.