Aug 6, 2014
Novelty: 3/5 Analog forestry is not new but is an increasingly discussed topic in the Anthropocene, to find a middle ground between untouched forests and cleared crop land. Workability: 4/5 The proposing organization appears to have the capability to carry this through. The southern Peruvian Amazon is a good location for this development, from where it might scale up. The proposal involves a low investment for relatively high potential outcome. Effectiveness: 3/5 A potential means to avoid full conversion of tropical forest to cropland. This proposal complements the proposal titled “Red Tree Program” which seeks analog forestry in Ontario Canada. Thoroughness: 4/5 A fairly comprehensive proposal Presentation: 3/5 Good but could be improved: *In the “How much emissions” section, all 506 tons of CO2e is not released—much will remain in the soil. Although it is difficult to estimate the future climate benefits of analog forestry, this is a good first effort and should be expanded to include some discussion of why analog forestry could reduce GHG emissions from the Amazon region. *In the cost section, make it more obvious what is already funded and what funding is now needed. *A time line is needed for this particular proposal (in addition to the existing timeline of the life cycle of an analog forest). *Twice in the proposal it is stated that the Peruvian Amazon is “the most important stock of GHG emissions”. The authors should distinguish between carbon stocks (held in biomass and soil) and GHG emissions (flows into the atmosphere). And what does “most important” mean? --- (1) It is a very complete list of items that are addressed in this presentation. (2) At the moment in the region of Madre de Dios ArBio, Peru is directly protecting 1600 hectares (16 km2) of virgin Amazon forest and carrying out research activities to identify the most promising species in terms of resilience, productivity, ecosystem services and mutualism with each other. The aim of this process is to achieve a multi-species crop model for long term production and is done in cooperation with the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM, Lima). In the last four years Arbio has been working in the field of productive conservation methods and is the Peruvian representative for the International Analog Forestry Network (IAFN – www.analogforestry.org). (3) In Peru deforestation represents 47.5% of the total net GHG emissions, which are generated mostly during fires and land use change operations in the forests. The project work will be conducted by ArBio, all its work is voluntary. Total amount of money is relatively limited at $10K. (4) Its current application is related to a single road that goes from Brazil Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast of Peru. Its emissions are not known though it notes the 506 toms of CO2 from Amazon region.
Aug 16, 2014
Thanks for the comments! we found them appropriate and helpful. Hope they are solved now. Thanks!
Sep 3, 2014
- Strong proposal from a competent team, to develop analog forestry system for Peruvian Amazon ecosystem. - This proposal has been laid out very clearly, and the objectives are reasonable. The group proposing to undertake the work has related experience. I expect that they can be successful. It's not a large impact on climate, but could be a useful example to show what can be done. Definitely worth supporting to the next level of consideration. - (1) This proposal has a very complete list of items that has been addressed well. (2) Its current application is related to a single road that runs from Brazil on the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast of Peru. Its emissions are not known though the proposal notes the 506 tons of CO2 from the Amazon region. Information about emissions is still not provided in the revised document.
Sep 4, 2014
We are a group of committed people willing to do as much as possible for this cause which not only involves environmental issues, but social aspects as well with regards to the local people ingabiting the area.
Sep 5, 2014
If you could consider requesting your future clients to store throughout the year the seeds of fruits they eat at home and spread those seeds, after commencement of Mansoon, the rainy season, on to unused land in & around the city, town, village, as an activity that would help improve green cover! Rather than wasting the fruit seeds by letting decay, this would help grow fruit-bearing trees as well. Following is a link to such a proposal. https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300103/planId/1310401
Sep 12, 2014
They are doing an outstanding job in Madre de Dios area! I wish see more sustainable projects like this hands-on project, it has involved the communities into the forest governance process! Great job Arbio team!
Osero Shadrack Tengeya
Sep 17, 2014
Hi ArBio and your friends, kindly consider voting for my proposal shown on this link. https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300206/planId/1002 Thanks.
Sep 17, 2014
Great idea, great structure!!! You got my vote! good luck,
Sep 22, 2014
Forza ragazzi continuate cosi!! Don't give up :) I knew about your project few weeks ago in Cantù (Como, Italy),thanks to Guido, I find your ideas and your work great! You got my vote! Hope to find other people like you in the world! Valentina
Sep 23, 2014
Hi ArBio, Please consider voting for my proposal, https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300801/planId/1309001 Good luck with your entry! Asante/Thank-you @conserveaction
Sep 29, 2014
Bravi ragazzi!!! Ho votato e condiviso il vostro progetto sul mio profilo FB!!! In bocca al lupo!!!
Sep 30, 2014
QUE GRATIFICANTE PARA LA GENTE DE ARBIO DESARROLLAR UN TRABAJO QUE NO BUSCA UN BENEFICO PARTICULAR SINO COLECTIVO, TRABAJAR POR EL BIENESTAR DE NUESTRO PLANETA. QUE BUENAOPORTUNIDAD LA MÍA, CONOCERLOS TAN DE CERCA.ESPERO QUE LOGREN ESTE RETO; MÁS ALLÁ QUE EL GRAN RETO YA LO TIENEN Y ES ARBIO.