Avoiding deforestation in Apuí
Engaging local farmers in regenerative agroforestry
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.
The project's impact on
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.