Developed by our partner Ecotierra, The Shade Coffee and Cocoa Reforestation Project is a large scale reforestation initiative of degraded land generating high socio-economic and environmental impact. This 30,000 acres Peruvian-based project spans from the Ecuadorian to the Bolivian border, on the eastern side of the Andes.
The first nationwide project of its kind to ever be validated by VCS, the Shade Coffee and Cocoa Reforestation Project works with more than 15,000 small producers grouped within 33 cooperatives. All share a common vision of developing a sustainable agriculture through the reforestation of degraded land, tackling global warming, creating a productive forest and while capturing carbon dioxide.
While the reforestation of the degraded parcels will have a direct benefit on the environment, such as landscape management, water quality/quantity, soil erosion etc., it will also strengthen the cooperative importance within the community.