A crucial aspect of our work involves in-depth exploration of both existing projects and potential initiatives. Field visits allow us to gain a profound understanding of the local context and gather pivotal data and information. In December of last year, Maria Escobar, Forest Carbon Project Developer at Form International, went on a field visit to the Putumayo region in Colombia.
During this field visit she gathered contextual insights, essential data and technical information from Corpocampo, a nonprofit focused on supporting smallholders in the sustainable production of Amazonian products. An important component of the field visit is to research the potential of a possible carbon project involving açai plantations in agroforestry systems. These insights and data are laying the foundation for our internal modelling analysis of this project for Treevive.
Collaborating with Corpocampo team, Maria explored the açai berry (see picture) plantations in the region. Additionally she collected data on potential agroforestry systems, capturing information on current and preferred agroforestry practices, and identifying potential tree species to complement the açai plantations.
“𝘌𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘦𝘯𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢ç𝘢𝘪 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴—𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘧𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩. 𝘏𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘢 𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘴 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵, 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴”. – Maria Escobar
📷 In the picture: Mauricio Perenguez – Fabian Marin – Maria Paula Escobar – Joaquin Gastelbondo -Henry Montenegro – Javier Samboni.