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Forest and Landscape Values

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Innovative restoration partnership for small scale producers in Guatemala

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Forest and Landscape Values

  1. 1. Forest and Landscape Values Innovative restoration partnership for small scale producers in Guatemala Larry Paul, Heifer International Anique Hillbrand, OroVerde-The Tropical Forest Foundation Ximena Villagrán, Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza
  2. 2. Areas for restoration FOREST and LANDSCAPE VALUES
  3. 3. 1. Conservation and forest restoration at protected areas 2. Value chains are developed for comercial purposes (honey, maya-nut, cocoa) 3. Food security and productive alternatives for local rural families 4. Business models and innovative comercial strategies to involve private sector in forest restoration FOREST AND LANDSCAPE VALUES - Objectives
  4. 4. 1. Conservation and forest restoration at protected areas • Forest monitoring data of the core zones of protected áreas of 180,791 Ha • Reforestation with native species, mixed plantations and forest incentives, involving 449 families and 209 Ha in 49 communities
  5. 5. 2. Value chains for income generation: Cocoa, Honey, Mayan Nut • Capacity building, fermentation and drying, for cocoa production, involving 191 farmers and a total of 459 Ha of Cocoa Biodiverse Agrosystem • Maya-nut, sustainable forest management, Processing, drying and selling. 765 ha of sustainable forest management • Sustainable beekeeping: Farmer field schools with 300 families and 2,300 beehives. Honey and byproducts of harvest 2016 and 2017 was sold to local industry
  6. 6. 3. Food security and productive alternatives for local rural families • Biodiverse agroforestry systems: Cocoa, Allspice, Annato,platains, yuca, basic grains at milpa system • Local consumption of Mayan Nut and honey and animal protein
  7. 7. www.oroverde.de 4. Business models to involve private sector in FLR • Establishing contacts to the market, negotiations with the buyers. • Working capital as a revolving fund that will lead to a Guarantee fund in Guatemalans cooperative for processing cocoa beans and mayan nut. • Development and Dissemination of concrete criteria for involvement of the private sector.
  8. 8. Key Findings 1. Community Based Organization and Capacity Building: 27 community commites, 2nd level organization commite, Social Enterprise in formation. 2. Infraestructure & Capital: Value Chain Approach. 3. Enabling Enviroment- Forest Incentives of Guatemalan Government.
  9. 9. Thanks for your attention! • Larry Paul - larry.paul@heifer.org • Ximena Villagrán- gproyectos@defensores.org.gt • Anique Hillbrand - ahillbrand@oroverde.de

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