Help us to take care of 11 million trees in Cusco

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Trees for 2023

Dears Donors

We have travelled a road full of uncertainty, stumbling blocks and also of progress and lessons learned in the Carbon Credits project.

We continue to affirm that the future of the planet is in the hands of family farmers.

We continue to work with the project to recognise 2,166 hectares as a Carbon Credits project, with 248,511 tCO2-e, in 26 years.

We are also working on a new project for Cusco of 1600 hectares of trees. The potential of these projects is very high, offering a triple environmental, economic and social benefit in the rural communities.

The analysis of the degraded ecosystem requires a lot of research. The assessment strategy we have implemented comprises the following steps:

1. Mapping and identification of the degraded area in the communities.

  1. Diagnosis and selection of the Pachamama Raymi Methodology.
  2. Identification of the reference ecosystem
  3. Consultation with local actors

 

The first step we have executed has been the mapping of the degraded area.

- We identified the limits of the degraded areas in each of the rural communities.

- We identified the areas with loss of vegetation cover, with the help of information from the National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology.

- Consultation of research from the Ministry of the Environment, the National Forestry Service, and the San Antonio Abad University of Cusco, among others.

- Physical legal analysis of the land, we reviewed the ownership of the land at COFOPRI and with the community presidents.

- Consultation of management instruments, we reviewed all local environmental, social and productive policies, strategies and plans.

- Identify relevant ecosystems, satellite images have been very valuable in this step.

- Locate areas to be restored with respect to district boundaries

- Locate area to be restored with respect to ecosystem types.

 

The implementation strategy goes hand in hand with local stakeholders families, community and municipalities.

With this work we have expanded the possibilities for farming families to be the protagonists of their future.

Our next steps:

- Continue to evaluate the eligibility criteria for Carbon Credit certification standards.

- We hope to have good news of getting funding for these projects that are the future.

We are grateful to be in a situation that allows us to continue to serve our community during this crisis.

 We hope to continue to count on your generosity and continue to sow prosperity!

 

Help us with your donation to Sow Prosperity!

 

BLESSINGS

 

TEAM PACHAMAMA RAYMI


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The future of farming families and the planet is in the trees

 

Dear Donors,

We are very grateful for your continued support to the farming families, who are the protagonists of their own future.

The families continue to practice what they have learned during the years of direct impact of the Pachamama Raymi methodology; the future of their family and the planet is in the trees.

In March, we expanded the scope of the Carbon Credits Pre-Feasibility Study.

 

  • These months have been of continuous study on the eligibility of our projects to certify carbon credits, based on the Verra and Plan Vivo standards; there are many criteria to meet and we are taking our first steps to validate the existing 2,166 hectares.
  • This is a win-win relationship for the 52 farming communities and for the planet with the capture of 248,511 tCO2-e in 26 years.

The communities have been very receptive during the geo-referencing field activity, and see this project as a great opportunity.

The farming communities have invited us to participate in their community assemblies to learn more about this project and to let us know their vision for the future and their needs.

 

Plan Vivo istailored to local possibilitiesforcommunity and smallholderforestry and land use projectsthatstrive to make a difference.  Itisdesigned to work in differentgeographical, socio-economic and legal contexts, and has beendeveloped in closeconsultationwithitsusers, includingprojects, Plan Vivo Certificatebuyers and otherinvitedparties.

VERRA is a standard forcertifyingcarbonemissionreductions, catalysing tangible climateactions and sustainabledevelopmentoutcomes. Verrastandards drive large-scaleinvestmenttowardshigh-impactactivitiesthataddresssome of today'smost pressing environmental and social issues.

 

We have also given them information on how to register their plantations with the National Forestry Service (SERFOR), a government entity that accredits them with legal ownership of their timber, mushroom products, resins, carbon credits, among others.

 

The farming communities have invited us to participate in their community assemblies to learn more about this project and to let us know their vision for the future and their needs.

 

We have also given them information on how to register their plantations with the National Forestry Service (SERFOR), a government entity that accredits them with legal ownership of their timber, mushroom products, resins, carbon credits, among others

 

Likewise, we invite the peasant communities to carry out the procedures regarding the ownership of their land, an indispensable requirement for accrediting ownership of this type of project.

 

It was identified that the public data available is up to date until 2014, presenting differences with the data presented during the georeferencing.

With this work we have expanded the possibilities for farming families to be the protagonists of their future.


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Dear Donors,
We are very grateful for your continued support to the farming families, who are the protagonists of their own future with your help.
We have great news!
We have added new plantation areas and new families to our projects, we have also completed the implementation of projects such as Omacha Próspero and the 1096 families who are prosperous with a vision of the future, with self-esteem, with clean, tidy, beautiful and cozy homes, all this in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and in compliance with preventive measures.
We are very happy with the results obtained, we are confident that the 1096 families will continue with the good practices improving day by day their living conditions and recovering the environment.
The new project areas will have an impact on 1597 families, in:
- District of Accha-Prov. Paruro -Cusco.
- District of Independencia-Prov. Vilcas Huamán-Ayacucho
- District of Capacmarca-Prov. Chumbivilcas-Cusco.
- Districts: Laraos, Alis, Tomas, Tinco, Huancachi- Yauyos-Lima Prov.
- District of Echarati-Prov. Convención-Cusco
The objective is to accelerate the recovery of degraded soils, while helping the villages, and the families living in them, to manage their natural resources in a sustainable way.
These families will sow prosperity for their families and the planet. The latest publications on climate change call for action. In Pachamama Raymi every day is important, every family, every tree adds to the great goal of caring for and protecting the future of our planet.
We have been negotiating agreements with the municipalities, initiating contests, training in forestation, healthy homes, taking care of the plants in the nurseries, taking firm steps together with the families to comply with the plan for the future.
Every day the actions and facts related to environmental recovery are more important and these families make it possible thanks to their support.
We are grateful to be in a situation that allows us to continue serving our community during this crisis.
We hope to continue counting on your generosity, and to continue Sowing Prosperity!
Help us with your donation to Sow Prosperity!
BLESSINGS

PACHAMAMA RAYMI TEAM


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Farming families are the protagonists of the future

Progress Report
Dear Donors,
We are very grateful for your continued support to the farming families, who are the protagonists of their own future.
The families continue to practice what they have learned during the years of direct impact of the Pachamama Raymi methodology; the future of their family and of the planet is in the trees.
In December 2021 we started the geo-referencing of hundreds of hectares, with a view to be incorporated into the Pre-feasibility Study of Carbon Credits.
We visited 9 districts Independencia, Caicay, Ccarhuayo, Ccatcca, Marcapata, Ocongate, Omacha, Pitumarca and Urcos; and finally incorporated 1339 new hectares.
While in the field, when we started the georeferencing activities, we found some forestry practices that need to be improved, such as:
the minimum distance of 3 meters between trees,
the care not to let animals graze in the plantation area;
The steep slopes on which the trees are planted decrease the estimated area.
Due to the altitude, the mortality rate is around 5% per hectare.
Due to the altitude, the best developed species is Pinus radiata.
The communities were very receptive when the georeferencing activities and their usefulness were explained to them.
Georeferencing will allow the farming families to register their trees with the National Forestry Service (SERFOR), a government entity that certifies the legal ownership of their timber and products such as mushrooms, resins, carbon credits, among others.
At the time of representing the data taken in the field, we found situations where the plantations were reflected within other districts, i.e., the boundary records between communities are not clear, and this should be reviewed by the same community members with the competent authorities and finally we identified that some communities have not registered their territory plans in the MINAGRI, so it is difficult to locate them in a plantation plan.
With this work we have expanded the possibilities of the peasant families to be the protagonists of their future.
The next steps require a strong availability of funds to make this a reality.
It will take us 12 months and $152,833 to implement the project.


We hope to continue counting on your support to make this project a reality.


Join us in Sowing Prosperity!


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Dear Donors

In this year 2022 we thank you for your continued support and wish you and your community health and peace.

The families and farming communities of the Peruvian Sierra are very excited about the results of the study on the CO2 capture of the thousands of planted trees that also improve the climate, reverse soil degradation, provide shelter for animals, reduce the pressure on natural forests.

We can affirm that their contribution to climate change mitigation, to the resilience of their environment and to the sustainable development of their region is unquestionable and becomes an economic opportunity for them, through the fair and sustainable trading of Carbon Credits.

The pine forest plantations established in the period 2017-2021 are applicable to a payment scheme for carbon sequestration in the voluntary market under the VCS-VERRA standard.

The baseline scenario of the project is considered as the continuation of degraded high Andean grassland cover, used for grazing and/or low yielding rotational agriculture leading to a process of land erosion.

It was shown that the proposed project activities are additional if they involve the establishment of forest plantations with management plans and application of silvicultural treatments that are partly financed by the revenues from the trading of carbon credits generated

During the field visits all the communities were very receptive and accompanied us to take the data of the trees in the field.

They told us that they want to go on and on planting trees, and that they were poor before and now they are prosperous, the rainy season has started and with it the mushroom harvesting campaign and the new tree planting.

The study has projected that 1 hectare of trees (1111 trees = 1 ha), for above and below ground biomass reserves, can capture an average annual rate of 14.2 tCO2-e/ha/year.

These results can be obtained based on a management plan with a cutting cycle of 26 years and thinning in years 9 and 17 amounting to a total of 370 tCO2-e/ha.

The estimated net GHG emission sequestration from the study was

154,768 carbon credits from VCUs for trading.

These preliminary results are very good for the communities, as it is a long-term plan that brings benefits as the trees grow, such as the harvesting of 500,000 kg of edible mushrooms, allowing families to sell them.

The study also included a cost-benefit analysis exercise, estimating that an investment of $300,000 could generate an estimated $1,200,000 in income from the commercialisation of carbon credits.

The project is based on working with the communities, through a pre-established bond of trust, a participatory communication model is implemented and Pachamama Raymi is entrusted with the representation and administration of the project, with sponsors/financiers.

How is the bond money invested?

It is invested in the communities where forest plantations are located, according to:

how many hectares of forest plantations they have

the quality of their forest management

the effectiveness of fire control measures

Quality and implementation of the community investment plan

the management of the forest nursery and the number of seedlings in it

the number of hectares of newly planted forest plantations.

This means that the area of forest plantations within the communities that already have plantations will grow from year to year (up to a maximum of 20% of their area).

The next steps require a strong availability of funds to make this a reality.

Activity

Cost ($)

Formulation, validation and 1st certification 152,833

2nd Verification of credits 43,063

3rd Verification of credits 43,063

4th Verification of credits 43,063

5th Verification of credits 43,063

6th Verification of credits 368,145

Total 368,145

It will take 12 months and $152,833 to get the project up and running.

We hope to continue to count on your support to make this project a reality.

Join us in Sowing Prosperity!

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