Afforestation for sustainable development and value creation

The establishment of a biodiverse permanent mixed forests is the long-term objective of the project and the acacia rotation is only a preparatory step which is meant to increase the quality of the compacted and degraded soil. Once the soil quality has increased sufficiently to allow for planting of a biodiverse tropical permanent cover forest, it is proposed to do so. To reflect this long-term planning, the land will be leased for 30 years (with an option to terminate the lease after the first rotation if desired) which will enable up to 2 acacia rotations. A total of 645 varieties of plants and animals have been found on the program area. This demonstrates that the area has a high biodiversity potential which will help to establish biodiverse mixed forests over the long term. 

transformar los suelos, despensa de la humanidad?

Foco de empleo formal y digno

equilibrio entre conservacion y eficiencia

training in forestry (new activity in the region) and development of nurseries: eucalipto, pino caribbea, other natives

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FARM FACTS

SIZE:

MANPOWER:

FARM TYPE: Forestry

TREE SPECIES: Acacia

NTFP: Honey

REGION: Vichada, Colombia

RAINFALL: mm/year

ALTITUDE: m

SOIL:

APPROACH: (integrated farming, conservation agriculture, regenerative and diverse farming)

KEY FARMING PRACTICES:

  • Agroforestry

  • Multicrop

  • Habitat protection

PROJECT MANAGER:

Juan Jaramillo, juan.jaramillo@12tree.de

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