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Degraded Land Afforestation, Chile

Using the natural power of fungi to restore degraded land in rural Chile

Project Type: Natural climate solutions, Afforestation/Reforestation

Standards: VCS

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This innovative project applies natural soil microbes called mycorrhizae to improve the health and growth rate of trees planted across degraded lands in Chile. Carbon finance enables the adoption of the mycorrhizal technology to saplings while they are in nurseries, it also facilitates loans for landowners to do the initial planting. Approximately 6,000 hectares have been planted so far, working with 21 small and medium-sized landowners, who share the net profits from the sale of carbon credits with the project developer. In consultation with landowners and the Chilean state forestry department, three tree species were selected: Eucalyptus, Pine, and native Quillay Saponaria. To incentivise the continued involvement of landowners through income opportunities from timber, sustainable harvesting takes place 10-20 years after planting, at which point they are replaced with new saplings and the cycle continues.

Mycorrhizae are fungi that grow on trees’ roots and enable plants to absorb additional nutrients and moisture from the soil.

Sustainable Development Goals

In addition to delivering emissions removals to take climate action (SDG 13), the project delivers additional benefits. The SDG contributions have been indicatively measured, but need to be confirmed by the project developers:

  • No Poverty: Landowners receive income for lumber products and a 50% of share of carbon revenues.
  • Quality Education: Training in forestry methods, measurements and mapping. Facilitates access to technical advice and support services provided by government agencies.
  • Gender Equality: The majority of nursery employees are women - including at senior levels.
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth: Multiple jobs supported in nurseries and forestry operations, as well as the boost to the local economy from extra income for landowners.

Read More information to find out how the project delivers other sustainable development benefits.

  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Local teams have been trained on the biotechnology of cultivating mycorrhizae appropriate for their localities.
  • Life Below Water: Protects waterways and their sources through the reduction in run-off and siltation.
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