CO2OL Tropical Mix


Degraded land, originally forest land, later used for extensive cattle ranching, is reforested with mostly native tree species and gradually converted into mixed forests. The project provides for sustainable timber production and cocoa cultivation; it protects biodiversity and restores a healthy forest ecosystem.
Sustainable forest management and cocoa production offer employment opportunities, therefore improve the economic and social situation of rural communities and families. Moreover, the project helps to promote mutual learning and knowledge transfer.
CO2OL Tropical Mix has been one of the first in line to be successfully certified under the renowned Gold Standard for land use and forestry projects; the cocoa production areas have been the first agroforestry systems to be certified under the Gold Standard.


Project type



Panama: provinces panama, Darien and Veraguas

Project size

13.385 hectare

Project developer

ForestFinance Group, Sustainable Timber and Eco Cebaco


Gold Standard, FSC, UTZ (cacao)


Control Union


project description, brochure, pictures, video, interactive map, background stories, chocolate, project visit is possible

Key Facts

> 7,5 Mio. trees have been planted to date

15 endangered species on the Red List find a habitat

150 jobs created so far

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