trees planted 760,000
hectares restored 1,300
since 2017

Coffee for peace

Cauca and Tolima were key areas during the armed conflict between the Colombian government and the paramilitary and narco cartels known as FARC. Following the peace agreement, these areas are undergoing a major transition. Coffee agroforestry systems create an alternative to illicit crops formerly planted in these areas. They're also an alternative to mining activities and unsustainable livestock farming practices that threaten to spread throughout the region.

Partners

PUR Projet

Planting method

Tree nurseries

Planting season

Oct-Dec, March

Main threats

Overgrazing, mining

Wildlife protected

Frogs and butterflies

Challenges

Political instability, former terrorist group area
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Top trees species

Albizia carbonaria
Native Species
Cedrela odorata
Native Species
Tabebuia rosea
Native Species
Cordia alliodora
Native Species
Retrophyllum rospigliosii
Native Species
Quercus humboldtii
Native Species

Photo credits: Foodorama for our project partners at PUR Projet

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