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Northern Peru

Urapi’s first investment, Café Selva Norte, grew from our long-lasting relationships with cooperatives in northern Peru.

 

We are currently working with 10 cooperatives, to reverse land degradation and restore degraded land by :

 

  • Providing financial support for the renovation of aging farms and/or restoration of degraded land into agroforestry systems

  • Operate a state-of-the-art dry processing mill, co-owned by coops, for improved quality and traceability

  • Generating carbon credits within two VCS-certified projects – one for ARR and one for conservation

  • Generating added value for cooperatives and their members through sales of coffee and carbon credits

 

Over the 15 years of the lifespan of the project, we aim to:

involve 3000 producers, favoring the increase of their income

reforest 8 250 hectares with sustainable agroforestry systems.

create
60 jobs positions

sequester and avoid the emissions of
3.8 M Tons CO2

conserve 200,000 hectares of forest

CAFÉ SELVA NORTE

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The Café Selva Norte coffee mill is a great example of ECOTIERRA's involvement in building inclusive and sustainable supply chains.

  • The mill is co-owned with cooperatives, which have the option to gradually become full owners over time.

  • The first mill in Peru equipped with Cimbria equipment. Its technology preserves the integrity of coffee while providing adequate environmental and safety conditions.

  • The mill runs 2 lines, one for high volume processing and one focused on micro-lots with the ability to handle special preparation such as honey and natural coffees.

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SELVA NORTE CONSERVATION REDD+

FINANCE TOOL FOR CONSERVATION INITIATIVES IN PERU

Carbon

The Selva Norte Conservation project (CSN+) is a grouped REDD+ initiative developed by ECOTIERRA that is financed by URAPI. CSN+ is developed following the VCS Standard and methodology VM0006. The project aims to reduce GHG emissions related to deforestation and forest degradation as well as increasing carbon sequestration of over 200,000 ha in the regions of Amazonas, Cajamarca and San Martin, in the north of Peru.

 
CSN+ is a first of its kind. It allows native and farmer communities as well as private forest owners and local organizations to access carbon finance tools to improve their conservation efforts. The project will also contribute to consolidating an important biodiversity corridor and protect key ecosystems in the region. 

  • CSN+ first group of instances has already been defined with four private conservation areas, including the biggest private conservation area in Peru.

  • Validation/verification is expected to occur in the first trimester of 2023, including the first emission of VCUs. 

 
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Peru

PRODICOM

Forestry project

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Forestry PRODICOM is a grassland afforestation project in the northern Peruvian Andes, specifically in the regions of Cajamarca, La Libertad, and Ancash.

The Forestry PRODICOM project aims to convert abandoned or low-productivity grasslands into productive forests using species such as pine and eucalyptus, which will contribute to the conservation and stabilization of soils and water regimes and, at the same time, will increase the income of agricultural producers through the production and sale of wood and non-timber forest products, such as edible mushrooms, and the marketing of carbon credits.


Since 2015, Ecotierra has been working with agricultural organizations and producers to:

  • Provide technical assistance and monitor afforestation actions.

  • Geo-reference forest hectares, calculate the carbon credits generated and register them in the MINKA™ application for commercialization.

 

The PRODICOM Forestation project aims to:

Afforest 5 000 hectares of abandoned or low-productivity grasslands

Market carbon credits for a 35 year accreditation period 

Capture and avoid the emission of 1,3 M de tons CO₂

PROGRESS

Since 2015, the Forestry PRODICOM project has allowed:

  • The afforestation and georeferencing of approximately 1793 hectares which were recorded and tracked in MINKA™.

  • The participation of more than 180 agricultural producers, from the regions of La Libertad and Ancash who will benefit from the Forestry PRODICOM project.

PRODICOM

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Colombia

The RioSierra Project is located in the buffer zone of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada National Park, which features the highest coastal mountain range in the world and numerous endemic and threatened species.

 

The project was co-designed with Red Ecolsierra, a group of 22 collective associations of coffee farmers, which exists since 2001 and boasts 394 members. Red Ecolsierra has been very entrepreneurial in the past creating partnerships with Apisierra, a honey cooperative, acquiring a warehouse and small-scale facilities to transform coffee and honey, and experimenting with the production of organic fertilizer and pesticides. Urapi’s investment will allow Red Ecolsierra to realize its full ambition while multiplying positive environmental and social impacts.

 

Over the 15 years of the lifespan of the project , we aim to:

Involve 1,500
producers, favoring the increase of their income

Convert 
4,500 hectares to sustainable agroforestry 

Conserve 70,000 hectares of forest 

Sequester and avoid 1,3M tonnes of CO2 

The RioSierra Project is the second project financed by Urapi. Located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, we are working with the Red Ecolsierra cooperative to implement the following: 

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

  • Financial support for restoring land, introducing sustainable coffee & cocoa agroforestry systems, with honey production

  • Carbon credit generation within a VCS certified project

  • State-of-the-art dry processing mill, collection centers and compost production plant, co-owned by coops, for improved quality and traceability

  • Sales of project’s coffee, cocoa, honey and carbon credits with added value

RioSierra

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CARBON PROJECT IN FORESTS OF FLAVOR AND AROMA IMPROVING VALUE CHANGE THROUGH CLIMATE FINANCE

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Carbon in Forest of Flavor and Aroma is a carbon sequestration grouped project aiming to support the transition from unsustainable use of the landscape to a sustainable model. This project does so by increasing productivity, quality, and resilience to the benefit of coffee, cacao and honey producers as well as strengthening their value chains.


This project has been developed under the VCS Standard using the CDM.
Methodology: AR ACM 0003 for validation in the third quarter of 2022.

The project aims to introduce/develop sustainable agroforestry systems in 3857 ha in Magdalena, Cesar and Guajira departments According to initial projections, more than 1 500 producers and their families will benefit directly and indirectly from the project.

 
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Canada

Pivot Forestry Project is the first initiative in Canada that gives small forest owners the opportunity to access carbon finance. It is also the first VCS-certified land use project in Québec, and the first land-use grouped project in Canada. Grouped projects allow actions over numerous small parcels of land to be grouped together into a single project, thus giving access to a carbon project that would not have been viable otherwise for small landowners. ECOTIERRA developed Pivot with the help of Université Laval as a scientific partner and Forêt Hereford as a founding partner.

By adopting improved forest practices (such as creating old-growth habitats for many wildlife species), forest owners will have positive impacts on the biodiversity conservation.

 

Over its 80 years lifespan, the project will:

Diversify incomes 
of over 300 forest owners

Enhance
15,000 hectares of forest

Sequester and avoid 9,200,000 tonnes of CO2 

PIVOT

FOUNDER PARTNERS

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ACTIVE AGGREGATORS

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Pivot Forestry Project aims to help small forest owners generate value for the adoption of sustainable practices on 15,000 hectares. Small forest owners who want to adopt the following activities will be able to join the project until 2030.

We created the Pivot Forestry Project, our first project in Canada, because we found : 

  • Forest owners are not compensated for sustainable management of their natural capital

  • Timber remains the only income for most forest owners. 

  • Based on subsidies and individual donations, the current business model of conservation groups limits their capacity to scale up conservation efforts

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See more information on Pivot's website

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