Afforestation on Degraded Lands with Silvipastural System

South America

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About the project.

A need to recover degraded land in Conelones and Maldonado in Southeast Uruguay was detected. This land had been degraded because of an intensive tillage and grazing by beef cattle, causing a severe soil erosion.

The project compromises of 4,691 ha of land with a silvapastural system including forest plantations for carbon dioxide sequestration from the atmosphere.

The project will result in a significant contribution to the sustainable development of Uruguay and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), mainly through the following social, environmental and economic benefits.


Creation of jobs among local communities for sustainable forest management of eucalyptus plantations (71% of staff hired is made up of people from the local communities) and implementation of a Social Action Plan to increase knowledge of forest activities in local communities. Supporting SDG 4 and 8.


Prevention of further land degradation, FSC certified sustainable forest management system and the creation of carbon sinks that absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Supporting SDG 12 and 13.


A combination of land use for grazing activities with afforestation to increase the production of grass and benefit cattle activity. Supporting SDG 15. Issuance Year: 2018

This project contributes towards 5 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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