The Yucatan peninsula is a hotspot of biodiversity. It is home to the largest forest in Mexico. The Mayan populations cultivate mostly corn and beans through slash-and-burn agriculture. This practice, coupled with the lack of rain in the area, leads to fires and the disappearance of thousands of hectares of forest. Up2Green Reforestation helps the Mayan people to restore their forest by supporting the tree plantations but also by introducing fruit species in the cultivated fields. Trees also help diversify income sources and prevent nutritional deficiencies.
- improve the living conditions of communities.
- Contribute to the communities' food autonomy.
- Promote complementary productive activities.
- Diversify and improve agricultural production.
- Contribute to the preservation of the Yucatan forest.
Up2Green Reforestation is a community-based reforestation association that, since 2009, has been developing tree plantation programs with indigenous and rural communities around the world to recover agricultural land, restore ecosystems and develop agro-forestry models.