Mitigate land degradation and climate change by empowering communities via the development of sustainable agroforestry projects
Micro-credit for land use change
Transition from unsustainable land use to sustainable permanent forestry or agroforestry activities
Commodity sales development and added-value creation
Implementation of processing & warehousing capacities
Quality improvement and assurance programs
Integration of climate finance to monetize project’s positive environmental impacts
URAPI Sustainable Land Use develops, invests and implements in community-based sustainable agroforestry projects in Latin America delivering private equity market-type returns alongside significant positive impacts.
Private investors contribute to tackle climate change caused by the two most challenging and underestimated problems of our time: deforestation and land degradation.
URAPI's unique bottom-up investment strategy empower communities of coffee and cocoa small farmers along the value chain from cooperatives up to conscious-driven consumers providing transparency, traceability and certified products.
URAPI provides long-term financing (debt/equity) to projects that meet strict environmental and social standards and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Investors will have access to a proprietary integrated impact monitoring and reporting solution.
Family revenues increase
Hectares reforested or conserved
Tons of CO2 (sequestration and emission reductions)
ECOTIERRA, a Canada-based company, designs, develops and operates sustainable agriculture and forestry projects. The company’s team brings decades of hands-on experience both in the field with coffee and cocoa producer organizations in Latin America, North America and Africa, as well as with private companies, financial entities, international cooperation, local governments, and commodity buyers.
Given its expertise in the integration of different stakeholders and its knowledge of each step required for the development of successful agroforestry projects, ECOTIERRA is recognized as an industry leader by major international organizations for its ability to design coherent and performing business models using a unique bottom-up approach.