Trees for All has been planting new forest in Bolivia, South America since 2007. The region nestles in the eastern foothills of the Andes and attracts countless travellers who come for its breath-taking mountain peaks and the beauty of its sub-tropical forest. We can provide carbon credits from this project to offset your CO2 emissions.
In recent decades large swathes of Bolivia’s natural forest have been laid waste. A major driver behind deforestation are local food needs. Intensive agriculture has exhausted the soil, prompting farmers to chop down more and more forest to create farmland. The deforestation has generated a whole new set of problems, including the erosion of fruitful soil and the disappearance of a fantastic habitat for animal species under threat.
To halt this deforestation Trees for All has been working together with local farmers for the last ten years to plant new plots of forest. These plots are established as agroforestry, a mix of sustainable forest and agriculture. That way we’re contributing to the development of new forest, a more sustainable use of land and a better standard of living for the farmer families. We are continuing to support Arbolivia through carbon offsetting. The income generated by carbon credits is used to plant more agroforestry plots. The project is sustainably managed by our Bolivian project partner Sicirec in close cooperation with the farming families.
The local farmers play a key role in the ArBolivia forestry project. With our support, the farming families plant up agroforestry plots on their own soil. In the shadow of these trees they grow crops such as coffee and cocoa. Between the trees they also farm peanuts and pineapples. This form of agroforestry contributes to soil fertility and biodiversity. Thanks to the ArBolivia project, farmers won’t have to chop down any more forest in the future. The project offers them a sustainable alternative way of making a living. These factors relieve the pressure on the primary forest and help protect it.
‘I plant cocoa and coffee bushes in between the trees. That way I generate extra annual income. It’s my investment in the future, so that I can keep sending my children to school.’
– Rubén Luna, a farmer participating in the project –
You can support us by offsetting your carbon emissions. The income from donations for carbon offsets is ploughed back into the project. The carbon capture from the project is Plan Vivo certified. Our project partner Sicirec transferred from Gold Standard climate compensation to Plan Vivo in 2019. This certification standard focuses on the added value of reforestation projects for smallholders and local communities.