Resource Details

Taking Root Reforestation - Limay Community Carbon Project

Project: Project - Nonprofit

Contact Info

Kahlil Baker, Executive Director

kahlil@takingroot.org

Affiliations

Taking Root/En Racine

Link(s)

www.takingroot.org

Species Info

  • Swietenia humilis
  • Bombacopsis quinata (Pachira quinata)
  • Caesalpinia velutina 
  • Albizia saman 
  • Leucaena leucocephala 
  • Gliricidia sepium 

Description

  • The mission of this project is to use reforestation as a tool for community economic development while also contributing to climate change mitigation. 
  • Based Montreal, Canada, this project started planting trees with smallholders in Nicaragua in the spring of 2008. 
  • Partnerships were made with over 100 families in which the families receive payments for the ecosystem services on a bi-annual basis for trees they plant and maintain on underutilized portions of their land. 
  • The planted land currently equals about 130 ha. 
  • Additionally on 10% of the area, the project has established permanent sample plots to collect growth and mortality data for the planted trees. 
  • Each year new farmers join the project. 
  • Future plans may include setting up a micro-investment program where farmers who want to establish woodlots for the sustainable production of firewood, posts, and timber would receive yearly advance payments in exchange for a share of the future harvest. 

Geographical Region

  • Southern Central America
  • Country

  • Nicaragua
  • This database is a work in progress, and we need your input to keep it up to date. Feel free to contact ELTI at elti@yale.edu to provide information on your own work as well as other projects and literature currently missing from the database.

     

    ELTI is a joint initiative of:
    Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute