During the last weeks we moved our very first steps of our 2021 commitment, as Coffee Defenders, kicking off the reforestation task, at the hearth of Mata Atlântica biome, in the municipality of Lambari (Minas Gerais).
Despite the challenge of intense rains, between December and January, thanks to the prompt support of HRNS do Brasil, we have been able to supply 2,312 seedlings, that have been already planted in 79 rural properties. 1,734 of these plants are native trees and 578 are fruit trees.
Fruit trees are going to be key tools for orchard formation or for intercalation with coffee cultivation. The main objective is to offer sources of production diversification to improve food security or family income sources. Trees of native species will be precious for the conservation of existing springs in the farms of the producers and the permanent protection of river areas.