Supporting Adaptation through Productive Landscape Restoration: From Farmers to Policies

Implemented by Rainforest Alliance


The Productive Landscape Restoration (PLR) approach, which involves multiple ecosystem-based adaptation principles, presents an opportunity to reduce climate vulnerability and has been identified as such in existing national and departmental strategies. In the context of a rapidly changing climate, with increased aridity and drought threats, there is an already intensified pressure on natural ecosystems in Peten, Guatemala’s largest department and home to nearly 30% of the country’s forest cover, where intensive cattle ranching and crop production systems have significantly transformed forest land. 

Through this project, results of the pilot implementation of PLR through agroforestry and silvopastoral systems will be documented, subnational governments will be supported to incorporate PLR into their territorial development legal frameworks. By quantifying specific investment requirements and gathering evidence-based data on expected medium and long-term returns, it is expected to generate easily accessible documents to promote the adoption of good practices by a greater number and a diverse range of producers, while also working with municipal and departmental governments.

Project start date: June 2023

Duration: 24 months

Cohort: 3rd (February 2022 cutoff)

Award: US$250,000

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Project Status

This project is in its initial stage and activities to establish the project are underway. 

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