The CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project
The CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project aims to avoid emissions from planned deforestation on a property in Paragominas Municipality, Para state, Brazil. The main activity of the CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project is the cancelation of the planned deforestation activities and decision to instead conserve the forest area and continue Sustainable Forest Management activities (SFM) in the area under Forest Stewardship Council® Certification (FSC®) with Low Impact Logging (LIL) practices. Also, the company is intensifying and improving its practices to support the sustainable social development, maintaining and improving the biodiversity monitoring at the RCC in the framework of FCS certification and REDD activities.
Para State is the most populous state of the northern region of Brazil and encompasses a large portion of the Amazon rainforest. Unfortunately, large tracts of Pará state suffer from illegal deforestation and land occupation.
The project will avoid 9,432,299 tCO2 that would have been emitted into the atmosphere over the next ten years, as well as protect the local biodiversity and support the indigenous communities
Para State, Brazil
The RCC property includes five forest areas: Rio Capim, Poty, Cauaxi, Sumal and Caculé, with a total area of 209,000 ha.
Approved by VCS and using the APX registry, the VCUs from Cikel will be commercialized through several markets and offered through B2C initiatives in www.foresteffect.com
Through its partnership with Touton and 33 Investments, the project will be delivered for free to farmers and the Ghana government. The expected outputs of the project are a share of REDD carbon credits generated as well as a share of market premiums generated by the sale of sustainable Cocoa.
We can triple the production per ha cocoa when we turn current farming practices into sustainable farming (from 450 kilo per ha to about 1500 kilo per
ha). The training of farmers and monitoring of the forests will be undertaken with specialized organizations of good quality and track record, such as Solidaridad.
80% of rainforest in Ghana has disappeared, driven mainly by cocoa production, which is a key economic driver for the country. Cocoa yields will decline without rainforests and 10% of the Ghanaian population is dependent
on cocoa for their livelihoods.
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODEL
A profitable social business driven by creating a market premium for sustainable cocoa and by protecting the rainforest
Substantially improve the livelihood of 30,000 farmers
25000 ha (stage 1) to
100k ha (stage 2) to
1 mln ha (stage 3
Ghana Sustainable Cocoa Project
33 Forest Capital is starting up stage 1 in Ghana of a REDD+ project (Reducing Emission through preventing Deforestation and forest Degradation. REDD+ projects have to fulfill the guidelines of the UN) of 25000 ha (stage 1) to 100k ha (stage 2) to 1 mln ha (stage 3). This project is a combination of forest protection and growing sustainable cocoa.
Our project should change the incentive for the farmers by providing them with higher yields per tree in a sustainable manner which requires educating them in better practices with respect to seedlings, fertilizing, when to prune the trees etc.
We have identified two pieces of rainforest in Western Ghana with a large number of cocoa farms in between. We are closing an agreement with the relevant government bodies in Ghana to be awarded the mandate for forest protection in these areas.