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In Guatemala, in the hilly regions of Huehuetenango and Fraijanes, PUR Projet assists cooperatives of coffee farmers as they wish to develop a high quality coffee sector through the implementation of agroforestry systems. Coffee production is the main source of income but those lands are located on steep slopes strongly marked by erosion. Planting trees within the plots will ensure regeneration and soil fixation, preservation of biodiversity, improved productivity and quality of coffee, and diversification of income for local communities.

Location

Huehuetango and Fraijanes areas, Guatemala

Type

Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

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

Participants

190 small-scale coffee farmers

Achievements

200,000 planted trees

supply chain

Coffee , Fruits and Vegetables

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

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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.

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pdf Project presentation
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