Pachamama Raymi

Participating families

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Located in the subtropical rainforest of the Cusco region of Peru, the project is led by the association Pachamama Raymi and aims to restore 300ha in 9 communities in the district of Echarati. 300 families will become prosperous by improving their economic and environmental conditions.

This project, funded by Reforest'Action and implemented on the ground by the Pachamama Raymi association, aims to recreate a sustainable social, environmental and economic landscape that favours the conservation of biodiversity and the fight against climate change. The trees are planted in degraded forest plots to create resistant stands, compatible with the implementation of sustainable logging. This reforestation will help to reintroduce valuable or endangered native species such as cedar, mahogany, walnut and tornillo.

A total of 300,000 trees of 17 species are being planted over the course of a year by technicians from local communities. To carry out these activities, forestry committees are being formed to strengthen local community organisation.

The social aspect is one of the cornerstones of the project. For example, workshops are organised for the exchange of experiences among the beneficiary families of this project or of previous restoration and agroforestry projects. At the educational level, the training of young people in the restoration of the subtropical forest and the preservation of biodiversity is supervised and accompanied.