Sustinere and its partners' reforestation project is in the Choco, Colombia, one of the world's most biodiverse areas, with more than 8,000 species of plants and 600 species of birds. In the 2000s, the Choco suffered 60% of the deforestation in Colombia, due to mining and logging.The location of the reforestation project is in the municipality of Tadó, in the department of the Chocó, which is the pacific region of Colombia. More specifically, the 5 village-areas in the municipality of Tadó where the project will take place are: Tapon, Corcobado, Angostura, Playa de Oro and Tabor.
We recognize reforestation through analog forestry as a cross-sectoral solution to restore degraded areas, reverse biodiversity loss, sequestrate carbon and slow down global warming, decontaminate the soil and water, while also addressing conditions of poverty by including trees and plants that yield fruits and vegetables which will be sold to local markets. Groups of women entrepreneurs will be created, while benefits from the project will prioritize on vulnerable households. Specifically, the project will restore 100 hectares of forest that will benefit 100 families with fruit trees and medicine plants. The forest will absorb 15,000 tons of carbon, and we will create a group of 50 women entrepreneurs.
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It is mainly intended to sow forest species such as: algarroba, chanó (Sacoglottis sp.), carrá (Huberodendron patinoi), milkman (Brosimum utile), caimito (Chrysophyllum argenteum), guino (Carapa guianensis), noanamo (Virola reiidi), cedar (Cedrela spid), and achiote (Bixa orelliana). These species are native to the region and are also the most used in the forest. However, any analog forestry project involves a component of food-producing trees that are selected in consultation with the community (project-participating households), and these are yet to be determined because they will vary from one household and planting site to the next.
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Our Colombia project will work to restore 100 hectares of tropical forest, protect over 2,000 species of plants and animals, rebuild habitats for mammals, birds, and insects and reverse biodiversity loss.
This project will sequestrate 15,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, help fight global warming, improve air quality, soil quality and water quality of surrounding watersheds (restoring fish habitats as well), prevent and reverse soil erosion and desertification.
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The planting project aims to produce 10 edible fruit plant and 10 medicinal plant species for local communities, create of group of 50 women entrepreneurs, increase the household income for project participants (100 families) by 20%, and train children and youth from 100 families in agro-forestry and sustainability.