Category Archives: Live from projects

Ethiopia, Sidama Agroforestry Project: certification update

Sidama Agroforestry Project ran its last review from Ecocert before validation of the project under the Reforestation and Solidarity standard*. This multi-component project with small-scale coffee farmers allowed more than 225,000 trees  to be planted between 2015 and 2016.

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Honduras, Aprosacao Reforestation Project : certification update

Aprosacao Reforestation Project ran its last review from Gold Standard* before Initial Certification. This community reforestation and agroforestry project with small-scale cocoa farmers allowed 200,000 trees to be planted between 2012 and 2015.

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PUR Lab activities in Ethiopia

Buna Tatata?” (Let’s have some coffee?) This was how Jessica Jean-François (Harvard University) and Anteneh Adane (Hawassa University, Ethiopia) started the day in Yirgalem, Ethiopia.

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Pokamasta coral reef restoration project

Pokmasta is PUR Projet’s first marine ecosystems preservation and restoration project, started un June 2016 in Bali, Indonesia. Having received the authorization of the Indonesian government to immerge the metallic structures (artificial reef) in the sea, 311 baby corals have been placed on … Continue reading

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Cultivating tastes with Slow Food in Switzerland

Preserve local endangered foods and defend gastronomic traditions: that’s the mission undertaken by Slow Food, an international network present in 150 countries with more than 100 000 members. PUR Projet has initiated a partnership with Slow Food Switzerland to develop a planting project … Continue reading

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Planting trees to restore watershed health in Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain receives waters from the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The lake drains nearly half of Vermont. About 250,000 people get their drinking water from the lake. It is also a resource for fishing, … Continue reading

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953 trees to be planted by farmers affiliated to the Food Assembly

In July 2014, The Food Assembly also known as La Ruche qui dit Oui! in French, was launched in the UK enabling the general public to purchase high-quality food while supporting small-scale producers, who create jobs and foster social well-being.

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Gran Pajaten becomes a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

On March 19th 2016, the Biocorredor Martin Sagrado REDD+ project entered a new level of international recognition, with the registration of the surrounding area as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It covers 2.4 million hectares, including the REDD project zone, the … Continue reading

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PUR Lab’s Key figures – Cocoa yields in agroforestry systems

A study conducted by the PUR Lab, in partnership with the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Universidad Agraria de la Selva in Peru, shows that agroforestry cocoa systems can increase quality by 86% and yields by 62%, compared to full-sun … Continue reading

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The Gran Pajatén Proposal at UNESCO’s 4th World Congress of Biospheres Reserves in Lima Peru

Along with our partners from the Acopagro, Aproboc and Apahui cooperatives as well as from the Fundación Amazonia Viva, we are proud to present the Gran Pajatén Biosphere Proposal at the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves in Lima, Peru. This … Continue reading

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