ArBolivia is an initiative of smallholder farmers in Bolivia, reforesting degraded parts of their pasture and farm land with a mix of native tree species since 2007. This upgrade of degraded land enables a sustainable ecological forest management.
This unique project generates numerous benefits for the local population, biodiversity and global climate. The farmers receive technical advice on site preparation, selection of suitable tree species and planting of the trees as well as trainings in the sustainable management of their newly created forests. Local farmers actively participate in the project and benefit from the revenues, ArBolivia assists them in selling the jointly produced timber by establishing community cooperatives.
SICIREC BOLIVIA Ltd., ArBolivia / The Cochabamba Project
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> 1.3 Mio. trees have been planted to date
829 smallhodler farmer participate in the initiative