Engaging local farmers in regenerative agroforestry
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The project is focused on delivering sustainable and profitable agroforestry and cattle farming that will recover degraded land and avoid further deforestation.

In the first phase, we will establish 175 hectares of regenerative organic coffee agroforestry, with a long-term goal to restore 3200 ha of degraded pasture through regenerative agriculture and avoid the deforestation of around 1800 ha.

Why and how we’re working here

It is estimated that 20% of the Amazon has already been lost. If the current rate of deforestation continues, it is estimated that over one quarter of the Amazon biome will be without any trees by 2030 – an irreversible ecological disaster.
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The Rio Juma settlement in the Apuí municipality, Amazonas

Restoration approaches

Phase 1: agroforestry

restoration partners

Instituto de Conservação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Amazônia (IDESAM)


Coffee and native trees, including jatoba and mahogany


22 landowners (2021-22 planting season)

The project’s impact on people

Low incomes mean farmers need to farm more land to earn a living, and do not have sufficient funding or motivation to restore native forests. The project will improve cattle ranching productivity and develop coffee agroforestry to support local livelihoods and avoid further deforestation. Forests on farmland will be restored with native trees.

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Who’s funding the Apuí project?

Updates from the Apuí project

How exactly can producing organic coffee slow down deforestation?

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Coffee is helping to reforest the Amazon

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The forests are burning in the Amazon again…

It’s the dry season in Brazil, and forest fires are spreading again. Though some can be caused naturally by factors...

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