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trees planted
4,10,,000
surface planted
734 Ha

information

Created in 2014, this project aims at:

Reinforce the movement towards coffee farming sustainability, limiting impacts of erosion on the one hand and developing new business opportunities for producers on the other hand;
Empower a limited number of first level associations that will promote agroforestry in their sphere of influence;
Develop best-in-class coffee agroforestry systems towards a stabilized productivity and high organoleptic quality;
Empower associations through the reforestation project by making membership more attractive.

The more trees we plant, the more we contribute to the environment. If we would all plant at least one tree, the World would be different.” – Jose Victor Santos Salazar

 

Location

Huehuetango and Fraijanes areas, Guatemala

Type

Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

ADESC, UPC, ASCAFCA, ASDEFLOR, Comal and ADIESTO ASOPERC

Participants

899 small-scale coffee farmers

Achievements

410,000 planted trees

supply chain

Coffee , Fruits and Vegetables

certifications

  • The Reforestation and Solidarity Standard by Ecocert defines a framework for the implementation, monitoring, assessment and verification of cooperative reforestation and sustainable agroforestry projects and ensures that exigent requirements are met.

Local partner

  • Our local partners for the Huehuetenango project are the ADESC, ASCAFCA and UPC coffee cooperatives.

Plantation models

Species planted

Cedro - Cedrela odorata

Cedro – Cedrela odorata

Matilisguate - Tabebuia rosea

Matilisguate – Tabebuia rosea

Palo blanco - Calycophyllum multiflorum

Palo blanco – Calycophyllum multiflorum

Caoba - Swietenia Macrophylla

Caoba – Swietenia Macrophylla

More information

participants

The participants are small-scale coffee farmers, many of them were badly affected by the rust disease in their coffee plants. They now have to renew their coffee fields. Planting different trees in their parcels enhances the resilience against diseases and extreme climatic events as well as their yields and quality. This constitutes the best strategy to support economically the populations.

Documents

File Description
pdf Project presentation
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