Plan Vivo

Sofala Community Carbon Project, Mozambique

Location Gorongosa National Park,
Sofala province, Mozambique
Project coordinator Africa Carbon Livelihoods Trust | Go to website
Activities Agroforestry, avoided deforestation
& forest conservation
Area under management 12,000 hectares
Participants 2799
Plan Vivo Status Registered Plan Vivo project
Verification status Verified by Rainforest Alliance November 2010
Next audit due before November 2015

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Project news/updates

July 2012 | Response to REDD-Monitor article. Download. 2010 | the FAO’s ‘Climate-Smart Agriculture’ review highlights the Plan Vivo project in Mozambique, Sofala Community Carbon, as an example of how carbon sequestration through land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) can both promote sustainable rural livelihoods as well as generate verifiable carbon emissions reductions for the international community.

Plan Vivo Certificates

Plan Vivo Certificates issued 420,525
Reporting period Oct – Sept (until 2012)
Oct – Dec (2012-2013)
Jan – Dec (2014 >>)
Next Annual Report date Verification due Q3 2015,
AR available shortly afterwards







More project news…

2009 | PES used for local school building. The N’hambita Community Association is building a second school in the community using income from payments for ecosystem services. By implementing a forest management programme in 12,000 hectares of community forest, the community receive payments for ecosystem services enabling them to self-fund the second school. Students had been learning outside since the old school was damaged.

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audit reports

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Verification report
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Annual Reports

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