To transform the main economic and agricultural corridor in the Amazon Region into a sustainable landscape that harbours healthy ecosystems with prosperous and resilient companies and communities.
Earthworm's Longitudinal Landscape of the Amazon consists of almost 6.5 million ha, shelters thousands of smallholder farmers, and is the base of large business groups. There are 7,000 palm and 40,000 cacao farmers in this landscape, amongst other crops.
The Longitudinal Landscape area is a biodiversity hotspot that contains six critical protected areas. It has been a focus area for agricultural development in recent years, resulting in 2 million ha of forest loss between 2001 and 2018 and various active social conflicts.
At Earthworm, we use the landscape approach to leverage the influence of value chain actors (suppliers, brands, producers) to drive change and transformation that create value for all, especially for farmers, communities and the environment. The landscape approach also encourages the national and local authorities to implement policies related to land use development planning (e.g. micro zoning) and sustainable livelihoods. We work with various raw materials such as palm oil, cocoa, and wood production with reforestation across the landscape.
engaged since start of project.
involved to NDPE or Sustainable Sourcing policies, and 6 cocoa , 4 palm oil and 1 wood company in the process.
(hectares) in the land use planning process identified under the HCS/HCV approach.
Project Partners (continued)
The Longitudinal landscape is one of the key ecosystems where Earthworm Foundation works through its landscapes approach.
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