The ICC delivered 9,333 Hass avocado saplings for the implementation of agroforestry systems during the month of August. This was carried out in the framework of the initiative “Planning of 6 watersheds including piloting of the payment mechanism for environmental services, and implementation of landscape management tools in 10 municipalities of the Central Volcanic Chain region of Guatemala”.
The implementation of agroforestry systems will benefit 497 families from the municipalities of Acatenango and San Pedro Yepocapa in Chimaltenango; Alotenango, Antigua Guatemala, Ciudad Vieja y Santa María de Jesús in Sacatepequez; and Palín and San Vicente Pacaya in Escuintla.
This is possible thanks to the financing of the Global Environment Fund (GEF) for the Project “Promoting Sustainable and Resilient Territories in Landscapes of the Central Volcanic Chain of Guatemala” executed by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) and with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as the implementing agency.
These actions seek to promote sustainable and resilient territories in landscapes of the Central Volcanic Chain of Guatemala.