Reduced deforestation and degradation
In the Nicaforest High Impact Reforestation Program we have in our Pilot planted approximately 360.000 trees in 4 different farms: Amelia farm, Santa Elena farm, Rosario de Fatima farm and Santa Maria farm.
Small scale farmers with a plantation area of 300 hectares added to the program:
In addition comes 123 small farmers with planted areas from 2-12 hectares who are invited to take part of the Nicaforest Gold Standard Certification scheme enabling them to enter the carbon market with approximately 41.000 tCo2-e.
The total Emission Reduction for end of 2018 of the original area (4 farms in pilot) is 96.601 tCO2-e, of which 41,421 tCO2-e are considered EXPOST and 55,180 tCO2-e are EXANTE VERs.
From the on-going validation of small-scale farmers, total estimated VERs are estimated to 41,089 tCO2-e. Thus, the total amount of carbon sequestration amounts to 142,027 tCO2-e as of December 2018.
Natural Forests and Bio-diversity protected
Since we are planting on deforested land only, approximately 25-30% of the farms areas are conservation areas where natural forests are left protected. This enhance bio-diversity and wildlife.
In most farms there will be rivers and creeks. Rivers and creeks are very important for both bio- diversity and soil preservance. In order to avoid any disturbances all harvesting is avoided less than 100 meters on each side of the river and the creek. This will protect the natural growth close to waterways and avoid any negative effect from the planting activities.
Boardering to REDD+ zones
The Nicaforest High Impact Reforestation Program is boardering prioritized REDD+ zone by Nicaraguan Government and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF);