Resource Details

Taking Root Reforestation - Limay Community Carbon Project

Project: Project - Nonprofit

Contact Info

Kahlil Baker, Executive Director


Taking Root/En Racine


Species Info

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


  • 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
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