Empowering Communities to Plant Trees in Guatemala
Decades of unsustainable agricultural practices, such as cash crop monocultures and cattle ranching, have made Guatemala one of the countries most susceptible to deforestation, and resulted in a myriad of environmental and socio-economic problems, particularly affecting indigenous communities. With Contour Lines, we are working with rural indigenous communities (Q’echi and Garifuna) to implement regenerative agriculture techniques that restore land, control erosion, eliminate the use of chemicals, and diversifies harvests. With Plantemos, we are mobilizing groups of volunteers to plant trees all around Guatemala, with the aim of also inspiring others to protect nearby forests.
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