Promoting sustainable community agroforestry in the Colombian Amazon
In the heart of the Colombian Amazon lies this remarkable project led by Corpocampo. With its start in 2003, this NGO has been diligently working towards the promotion of sustainable agroforestry models in the Putumayo region. The central objective is to improve the well-being of local communities while fostering the responsible management of natural resources.
Currently, the project entails the collaboration of 800 families who are engaged in establishing agroforestry systems around Açai palms. However, the vision is to amplify this effort, expanding the initiative to encompass 3 ha per family, ultimately resulting in the creation of a substantial 2,400 ha of organic agroforestry.
This expansion is not only about the growth of trees; it signifies substantial soil regeneration, the sequestration of CO₂, and the preservation of an additional 3,200 ha of pristine primary forests. By supporting small producers with necessary resources, technical guidance, training, and equitable contracts, Corpocampo envisions a harmonious future where both nature and communities thrive.