Working with Mercy Corps, we are improving local biodiversity in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, by helping cardamom farmers establish agroforestry nurseries, with a focus on organic production.
Introducing agroforestry crops, such as cinnamon, cloves and black pepper, helps communities adapt to climate change by creating a more ecologically diverse output from the land, as well as boosting income through diversification.
Planting a variety of crops means healthier soil and higher yields – not to mention creating vital homes for wildlife.
We are interested in the agroforestry system because it would increase our income and improve production on our cardamom plantations. This is a great opportunity for the community.”
Claudia Caal, President of the Community Savings Group