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Avoiding deforestation in Apuí

Engaging local farmers in regenerative agroforestry

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The Rio Juma settlement in the Apuí municipality, Amazonas

Project partners

Instituto de Conservação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Amazônia (IDESAM)

Restoration approaches

Phase 1: agroforestry. Phase 2: agroforestry, silvopasture and conservation


Coffee and native trees, including jatoba and mahogany


22 landowners (2021-22 planting season)

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.

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Who‘s funding the Avoiding Deforestation in Apuí project?

Progress reports