PROJECT IMPACTS AND BENEFITS:

Reduced deforestation and degradation

This program has planted approximately 360.000 trees in 4 different farms: Amelia farm, Santa Elena farm, Rosario de Fatima farm and Santa Maria farm.

Co2 Sequestration

As of the end of 2018, this program sequestered 45.624 tCO2e (Ex Post) and 32.460 tCO2e are estimated future sequestering (Ex Ante).

Natural Forests and Bio-diversity protected

Since we are planting on deforested land only, approximately 25-30% of the farms are conservation areas where natural forests are left protected. Enhancing native biodiversity and wildlife.

​Watersheds protected

In most farms there are rivers and creeks. Rivers and creeks are very important for preserving biodiversity and soil. To protect the natural growth close to waterways and avoid any negative effect from the planting activities, harvesting is not permitted within 100 meters of the river and creek.

Boardering to REDD+ zones

The Nicaforest High Impact Reforestation Program is boardering prioritized REDD+ zone by Nicaraguan Government and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF);

Creating jobs

By establishing teak plantations on deforested areas, the project has provided more than 200 jobs during the planting periods and approximately 30 permanent jobs to maintain forest management to the highest standards. Employment comes with salary contracts, social security and equal pay for men and women.

Additional income source for farmers

By signing a Shared Benefit Agreement with Nicaforest, the farmers are able to enter the international timber and carbon market, something that would not have been possible without this program. This represents an additional long-term source of income, enabling farmers to benefit from a diversified strategy.

Transfer of technology and know-how

Training and education of staff is an important part of operations. Forestry techniques and issues related to health and safety are an important part of this training. Furthermore, students from universities of natural sciences participate in programs enabling them to complete their education through field studies.​

Strengthening food security

To utilize available land the program developed a system for landless people to grow food crops (i.e., beans) in between the tree-rows. In total more than 70 ton where harvested in this Pilot Program.

Increased community resilience

The diversification of income sources for the farmers as they benefit from the timber and carbon market together with the increase in employment opportunities, increases community resilience locally and regionally.Reduced deforestation and degradation

This program has planted approximately 360.000 trees in 4 different farms: Amelia farm, Santa Elena farm, Rosario de Fatima farm and Santa Maria farm.

Co2 Sequestration

As of the end of 2018, this program sequestered 45.624 tCO2e (Ex Post) and 32.460 tCO2e are estimated future sequestering (Ex Ante).

Natural Forests and Bio-diversity protected

Since we are planting on deforested land only, approximately 25-30% of the farms are conservation areas where natural forests are left protected. Enhancing native biodiversity and wildlife.

​Watersheds protected

In most farms there are rivers and creeks. Rivers and creeks are very important for preserving biodiversity and soil. To protect the natural growth close to waterways and avoid any negative effect from the planting activities, harvesting is not permitted within 100 meters of the river and creek.

​Boardering to REDD+ zones

The Nicaforest High Impact Reforestation Program is boardering prioritized REDD+ zone by Nicaraguan Government and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF);

Creating jobs

By establishing teak plantations on deforested areas, the project has provided more than 200 jobs during the planting periods and approximately 30 permanent jobs to maintain forest management to the highest standards. Employment comes with salary contracts, social security and equal pay for men and women.

Additional income source for farmers

By signing a Shared Benefit Agreement with Nicaforest, the farmers are able to enter the international timber and carbon market, something that would not have been possible without this program. This represents an additional long-term source of income, enabling farmers to benefit from a diversified strategy.

Transfer of technology and know-how

Training and education of staff is an important part of operations. Forestry techniques and issues related to health and safety are an important part of this training. Furthermore, students from universities of natural sciences participate in programs enabling them to complete their education through field studies.​

Strengthening food security

To utilize available land the program developed a system for landless people to grow food crops (i.e., beans) in between the tree-rows. In total more than 70 ton where harvested in this Pilot Program.

Increased community resilience

The diversification of income sources for the farmers as they benefit from the timber and carbon market together with the increase in employment opportunities, increases community resilience locally and regionally.