Frutera undertook to reforest an area of the banks of the Madre Vieja River, as part of the commitments acquired in the Technical Working Group of the Madre Vieja River, to help mitigate and adapt to climate change.
With the reforestation of these 7.43 hectares in one of its farms, Frutera exceeded the goal. “We are proud that this project will serve as a model to replicate in other farms”, said Bernardo Roehrs, corporate director of the banana company Frutera. The members of the Technical Working Group of the Madre Vieja River have visited the Frutera reforestation area to replicate the project.
The reforested area has 10 native species from the region. Additionally, Frutera has a nursery with capacity for more than 5,000 trees. Frutera undertook the establishment of the nursery, of planting and maintaining and irrigating the reforested area. The National Institute of Forests and the Institute of Climate Change conduct monthly monitoring of the area.
The Technical Working Group is made up of the private sector, the National Institute of Forests -INAB-, the Institute for Climate Change -ICC-, government agencies and community leaders.