Phase I

Phase I of the Deforestation-free cattle ranching project focused on Madre de Dios.

Farmer interviews

We spoke with three farmers involved in the project. Verónica, Yenle and Yony shared their experiences from the project, and their aspirations for a sustainable future in farming.

Watch the interviews.

An interview with Verónica Cardozo

An interview with Yenle Cruz Quispe

An interview with Yony Oscar Portocarrero

Photo of a cow behind a fence in tall grassland

The results

The project has demonstrated the value of regenerative cattle ranching as an alternative way of farming that can restore soil health and reverse the impacts of deforestation: protecting and revitalizing surrounding ecosystems and making farming more sustainable.

It's also built technical capacity locally through the development of silvopastoral systems, which intersperse cattle farms with wooded areas to provide a buffer against environmental harm.

These wooded areas help to protect local biodiversity as well as providing farmers with extra, diversified income from forest products.

Screenshot of AGRAP webinar recording. Two speakers on right. Powerpoint slides on left with text and map infographics, and a photograph

Exchanging knowledge

Climate Group brought together governments and experts to showcase results of the project.

Having spent time working directly with farmers, governments and experts in states and regions that make up this area, this was an opportunity not just to share the results of the project, but to hear what people had learnt and discuss how this could be used in other parts of the world.