Plant Your Future
Plant Your Future based in London has been working in the Peruvian Amazon since 2009 improving the livelihood and sustainability of rainforest subsistence farmers. Its overarching goal is to reduce poverty for farming communities by diversifying smallholder farmers? income streams whilst mitigating climate change and protecting high conservation value forest. In the Peruvian Amazon there was an estimated 7.9 million hectares (equivalent to the size of Scotland) of deforestation from 2000-2010 due to rural farmers growing low-value crops on cleared land or grazing low density cattle on degraded pastures.
The Fore's pilot funded the design and implementation of a chilli pepper business with Peruvian Amazon rural smallholders.
In 2020, Plant Your Future received additional funding from The Fore to continue building additional partnerships with corporates and foundations, bringing in additional revenue for the organisation.
Funding programme:COVID-19 Response: RAFT
Funding round:2020 Summer
Sector: Environment, Poverty and disadvantage