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The Sofala Community Carbon project is an innovative sustainability project working with forest communities in the buffer zones of Gorongosa and Marromeu National Parks in central Mozambique to improve rural livelihoods, habitat restoration, forest management and conservation of biodiversity.

The Sofala Community Carbon Project is developing sustainable land use and rural development activities in communities around and within the buffer zones of the Gorongosa and Marromeu National Parks in central Mozambique.

The project has implemented agroforestry activities as well as interventions that result in avoided deforestation.

The project enables individuals and companies to effectively invest in new forests and agroforestry. By becoming trained crop farmers, local people contribute significantly to their own environments whilst securing regular income and stable sustainable food supply. The revival of agroforestry among impoverished communities is generating crops that enrich rather than exhaust fragile forest soils.

The project seeks to link the establishment and protection of carbon stocks to sustainable development by using some of the carbon revenues to kickstart small commercial enterprises. Moreover, the project offers protection to African wildlife.

Furthermore, the Sofala project extends farming and capacity-building to project participants, and has a strong focus on diversifying farmers’ income streams. The project trains smallholders in the sustainable farming of important cash crops which most farmers then incorporate into their plantings. This not only contributes to improving food security for themselves, but also enables them to access additional income streams.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Location:

Gorongosa and Marromeu Park, Mozambique

Operational Since:

2003

Project Coordinator:

Envirotrade Sofala Limitada

PVCS Issued to date:

420,525

Area of land under management:

12,000 ha

Participants:

2,799 participants and 28 community groups

Project interventions:

  • Agroforestry
  • Avoided Deforestation

Milestones:

Registered in 2007
First verification in 2010

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