Reversing deforestation in Apuí
Continent South America
Country Brazil
GPS Data of planting site -7.227363, -61.042196
Reforestation Partner WeForest

The Amazon biome is one of the world’s most biodiverse areas, and is responsible for regulating the rainfall in many regions of South America. Apuí, in the southeast of Brazil’s Amazonas State, has become one of its most deforested municipalities. Low income from inefficient cattle ranching combined with a lack of compliance with the Forestry Code has led to a vicious cycle of land expansion and degradation. 

WeForest and IDESAM’s co-operation is focused on delivering sustainable and profitable agroforestry and cattle farming that will recover degraded land and avoid further deforestation. The first phase of the project will establish 175 hectares of regenerative organic coffee agroforestry with native trees. Our long term goal is to restore 3200 ha of degraded pasture through regenerative agriculture and avoid the deforestation of around 1800 ha.

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