By establishing teak plantations on deforested areas we have had more than 200 employees in the planting periods. After planting, and during management for plantations, we have a staff of approx 30 people doing their best in maintaining the plantations in accordance with the highest technical standards.
Employments comes with salary contracts, social security and equal pay for men and women.
Additional income source for farmers
By signing a Shared Benefit Agreement with Nicaforest, the farmers are able to enter the international timber and carbon market, something that would not have been possible without. This represent an additional long term source of income, which enable the farmers to benefit from a diversified strategy.
Transfer of technology and know-how
Training and education of staff is an important part of operations. Forestry techniques and issues related to health and safety are important part of this training. furthermore, students from universities of natural sciences participate in programs enabling them to complete their education through field studies.
Strengthening food security
To utilise available land we developed a system for landless people to grow food crops production (i.e., beans) in between the tree-rows. In total more than 70 ton where harvested in the Pilot.
Increased community resilience
The strong diversification of income sources for the farmers as they move into the timber and carbon market together with more people registering in the social security system, will increase community resilience locally and regionally.