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Projects » Community Reforestation    Apiculture    Fire Prevention    Slowing Down Slash & Burn    Future Industries

Slowing Down Slash and Burn

The objective here is to provide the farmers in the area an alternative to the traditional slash and burn farming. This is a vital component to the overall objective of the program, as it will enable residents of the communities to remain in one place and thus reduce the deforestation and land degradation currently underway which represent a potential damaging factor to the newly launched apiculture industry. The project will be based on REDD initiatives, involving again paid environmental services and the introduction of improved farming methods as payment in addition to cash. With the appropriate training and fertilization methods, farmers should be able to use the same fields for an extended period of time and not be subjected to the rigors of relocations. At this time we are researching the best methods for these communities.