Mesoamerican Development Institute

Our Commitments

Conserve and/or restore 170 hectares of forest habitat working with producer farms.

In partnership with: Producers and producer organizations


June 2021

170 ha of forest habitat was conserved and/or allowed to regenerate during the 2019/2020 harvest. A corresponding sale of carbon offsets of 6754 MTCO2 were traded to buyers in Canada and Europe.

September 2020

20 initial Integrated Open Canopy[tm] farms with 170 hectares for forest habitat conserved or in restoration for 2019.

February 2020

Initial 20 farms adopting land-sparing approach. Farms mapped and measured for carbon sequestration; farms studied for biodiversity benefit: birds & mammals; farms studied for impact on water quality; study area mapped and overlaid with micro-watersheds and land cover.

Status 100% complete
Target date 2019
Countries targeted Global

Reduce deforestation of high altitude forest due to expanding coffee cultivation surrounding Pico Pijol National Park, thereby helping to restore headwaters of watersheds supporting coffee communities and the cities and towns downstream that rely on this source for their drinking water.

In partnership with: Coffee producers in our study area and companies purchasing carbon offsets.

Target date 2021
Countries targeted Honduras