The aim of this project is to convert grassland to with a long history of cattle grazing into beneficial forest plantations, which will aid in restoring the land, by improving soil quality through water retention and delivery of micronutrients to the soil, and by preventing soil erosion.
Well-managed forest plantations can obtain high-value, long-lived timber products while sequestering large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The project has been verified by the International Standard under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).
Environment assessment and impact surveys are carried out by a team of experts and management and monitoring plans have been developed for the restoration of natural systems which may have been affected by previous practices, such as agriculture, farming and other activities.
- Reduction of rural poverty and geographic decentralisation
- Benefit and support of rural schools by providing materials and human resources
100 VCS Reforestation project in South America (100 tons of carbon credits)
GHG Origination Program Verified Carbon Standard
Project validator: Rainforest Alliance Inc
1 carbon credit corresponds to one metric ton of CO2 removed and stored away from the atmosphere.