Peru coffee producers generate income by combating climate change
In a joint project of Solidaridad and Rabobank, through its Acorn platform, more than a thousand producers are participating in the international market of carbon credits by implementing climate-smart agricultural practices. In Peru, coffee producers are generating income by combating climate change. They plant trees on their plots, in combination with coffee or cocoa, are monitored by satellite, and are remunerated based on the amount of carbon emissions reduced. This way, climate change is no longer something that sees their harvests and income dwindling away: it becomes something they can oppose, building up resilience, improving crop quality and yield, and supplementing their income with more produce and carbon credit-derived income.