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Especies forestales nativas con potencial para reforestación en la provincia de Oxapampa, Perú (Native forest species with reforestation value in Oxapampa, Peru)

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La organización Pronaturaleza, con el apoyo de The Nature Conservancy (TNC), se encuentra formulando un proyecto de secuestro de carbono con la finalidad de ejecutar Programas de Reforestación y Conservación de Bosques en la zona de amortiguamiento de tres áreas Naturales protegidas en la provincia de Oxapampa, Perú.

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Vilcanota Valley Rehabilitation and Management Project

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Biomass Growth and Farmer Knowledge of Inga edulis in Peruvian Amazon

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This study develops an equation for diameter-based biomass estimation of Inga edulis. The tree is widely grown in the Peruvian Amazon as a naturally occurring early-successional tree and in small farms and gardens for fruit and fuelwood.

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How to Improve Adoption of Agroforestry Systems Among Small Farmers in Peruvian Amazon

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This article surveys factors affecting the acceptibility rate of a multistrata agroforestry system.

Research Goals & Methods

Small farmers from three communities in central Peru were surveyed and data was collected on farm and houshold characteristics, cultivated crops and tree species, and agroforestry practices.

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Estimación de la cantidad de carbono capturado por el fuste del hualtaco (Loxopterigium huasango) en el bosque seco de Sullana, Piura - Perú

Esta investigación evalúa la habilidad del Hualtaco (Loxopterigium husango) de capturar el carbono en el Bosque Seco del Perú. Los datos de biomasa y carbono fueron obtenidos de forma directa con base a las muestras recolectadas del bosque seco semidenso de Colina del Distrito de Lancones, provincia de Sullana en la región Piura, Perú. Los autores presentan sus resultados incluyendo la fracción de carbono para la especie (0,47), el contenido promedio de carbono (66,61 kg) y carbono equivalente (245,41 kg) por individuo, y la correlación entre la cantidad de carbono otros indicadores de crecimiento.

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Performance of an Improved Fallow System in the Peruvian Amazon—Modelling Approach

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This research compares the ecological and economic potential of an improved leguminous tree fallow (using Inga edulis) to the traditional grass fallow (dominated by Imperata brasiliensis) in central Peru.

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Use of the Amazonian Tree Species Inga edulis for Soil Regeneration and Weed Control

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This article presents research on leguminous tree-based fallows using Inga edulis in Peru.

Research Goals & Methods

Four treatments were compared over a period of nearly 3 years: 1) natural fallow, 2) fallow with I. edulis, 3) fallow with I. edulis combined with a cover crop of kudzu (Pueraria phaseoloides), and 4) continuous cropping of cassava.

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How Successful is Tree growing for Smallholders in the Amazon?

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This study compares donor-driven and smallholder-initiated tree growing projects in the Amazon to assess outcomes such as tree survival, commercialization success, and environmental benefits of two different approaches to tree planting. Such research is important for understanding the limitations of both smallholder and donor-driven tree growing for reforestation, and for improving production of forest products outside of natural forests. The study also emphasizes the importance of capturing local knowledge.

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Landscape Rehabilitation of Degraded Tropical Forest Ecosystems: Case Study of the CIFOR/Japan Project in Indonesia and Peru

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The CIFOR/Japan project on tropical forest restoration involves three principal components: 1) evaluation of logging impacts on forest systems, 2) development of methods for the restoration of logged and degraded forests, and 3) development of silvicultural practices for degraded forests.

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Maya Nut Reforestation

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Maya Nut is an NGO that seeks to find balance between people, forests, and food. While they do not run a reforestation program directly, they do work closely with communities to reforest degraded lands throughout Latin America. The mission of the program is to conserve the Maya nut tree, Brosimum alicastrum, by planting trees and teaching rural and indigenous women to harvest and process the seed for food and income.

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