Alto Huayabamba Project
Perú - San Martín
Validated conformance with the Verified Carbon Standard, version 3: December 14th, 2011 (RA-VAL-VCS-015121).
This project aims to reforest 2,300 hectares of land in Northern Peru, where deforestation rates approach a rate of 260,000 hectares per year, by promoting sustainable forestry and agroforestry amongst 1,800 small-scale cocoa farmers associated with the Acopagro farming cooperative. Farmers participating in this project will receive guidance on reforestation activities specific to their farming system and local conditions, and compensation for each tree planted. Further, Acopagro agronomists and volunteers will educate famers as to the impacts of climate change and deforestation in the region, and provide technical assistance for sustainable agroforestry and forestry activities. Participating farmers will plant a diverse set of native species including Shaina (Colubrina Glandulosa), Estoraque (Miroxylon Balsamum) and Caoba (Swietenia Macrophylla) which maintain varied growing seasons and enable timber harvesting to occur in a manner that is both economically beneficial to farmers and ecologically sustainable. Over the project’s 40-year lifetime, project, it is expected that nearly 2 million trees will be planted, resulting in the capture of approximately 1,250,000 tons of CO2 equivalent.