Resource Details

Reforestation Sierra Piura

Project: Project - Business or Private

Contact Info


  • ForestSense
  • Just-Green
  • Cepicafe
  • Pidecafe
  • AVSF-Cicda


Species Info

  • Polylepis incana
  • Alnus jorullensis
  • Pinus patula (exotic)
  • Pinus radiata (exotic)


  • Status: Active
  • The mission of this project is to increase tree density on 224 ha of degraded agricultural land in the High Andes in Piura (3000 meters asl).
  • In 2010 tree nurseries were started and in 2011 24 ha were planted with both exotic (Pinus patula and Pinus radiata) and native tree species (Polylepis incana and Alnus jorullensis).
  • An additional 100ha is planned for planting in 2012 and 2013.
  • The eventual goal is to increase the reforestation area to 1000 ha, depending on investors and the ability to pre-finance the increase in planting area.
  • The project has received Rainforest Alliance certification.
  • The project was certified according to the CarbonFix standard in July 2011, making it the first community reforestation project to be successfully certified in Peru.
  • The first round of credits have been issued and 10% of the carbon revenues will be invested into making coffee production at lower elevations more sustainable (e.g. by planting shade trees).

Geographical Region

  • Andean Region
  • Ecosystems

  • Montane Forest
  • Country

  • Peru
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