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Mayo Banyo

Agroforestry by communities and smallholders





During citizens councils, participatory land management maps are created. These ‘plan vivo’ maps become the input for designing the socioenvironmental developments in the area.


All home orchards, communal gardens and woodlands are planted with native or naturalized tree species.


Atmospheric carbon is removed and stored in the soils and biomass of the project areas. Soil fertility and crop yields benefit from more soil organic matter.

Woodland planting
Direct seeding as a rapid and efficient technique is used to restore the parts of the communal forest.

Communal gardens
Communal gardens include a mix of native forestry and naturalized fruit trees to provide ecosystem services and benefits to the broader community.

Home orchards
Home orchards are established with fruit trees (such as mango and avocado) to deliver fruits for auto consumption and sale on the local market.


Project type

Plan Vivo 5.0 - Agroforestry Project

Project area

The project works on three planting models: individual smallholder fields, community areas at the town’s edges, and open spaces in the communal forest. The project plans to welcome more smallholders and communities over time, while expanding beyond the communal forest.

Main activities

With the technique of direct seeding, the project sets up native woodlands to restore degraded places inside the communal forest. Closer to the villages, communal gardens and home orchards are set up.

Plan Vivo stage

The project was launched in January 2023 with baselining. The PIN was approved in September 2023 and we expect Plan Vivo certification in October 2024.

PVC Type

Verified PVCs (after each verification)