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Help us conduct massive tree planting in Patanemo Village. Excess sunlight damages the leaves of Cacao Trees and disrupts the Chemical balance of the soil. By planting new shade trees along with the Cacao Trees we will be able to make the Farm more productive

We urgently need to replant temporary shade (banana) and permanent shade (oaks, cypresses, other fruits) so that the light and biochemical balance of the soil can be restored and become sustainable

Shade Trees for Patanemo (Donation)

by Cacao Shares

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Patanemo, Venezuela

Cacao Shares

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Campaign Story

Help Patanemo Village fight Climate Change

Aromatic Cacao grows in an agroforestry system and needs a good amount of shade, some shade is considered Temporary shade and some shade is Permanent Shade

Problem

There are not enough tall trees to cover the entire Cacao Plantation and excess exposition to sunlight stresses out the Cacao Trees and makes them less productive

Because of warmer temperatures and dryer weather our Cacao Trees in Patanemo are lacking the necessary shade and this causes the leaves to suffer from sunburn

The lack of bigger trees to support the agroforestry also facilitates erosion and disrupts the chemical balance in the soil

Solution

With your contribution we can leverage funds to plant new bananas, Gmelinas, Ceibas and Cypresses which not only provide shade to the Cacao plantation but also help maintain the chemical balance and moisture of the soil

With the right amount of Shade, Cacao trees in Patanemo will become stronger and more productive. Also we plan to create a Census of the Shade trees using our patented tags as well, to document their age and follow up

Our pledge for this micro-project is 20,000 US$ which will be used to plant and tag at least 10,000 shade trees around 51 Ha in the Productive Unit La ceiba in Patanemo

Benefit

New trees and new agroforestry systems provide CO2 capture and help mitigate climate change. At the same time these new forests help

We are offering to those who donate 100US$ or more to be part of our beta rollout of the MVP of the new tree manager app featuring downstream tools

About us

CacaoShares works closely with experts from the Central University in Venezuela to Make possible sustainable farming in Patanemo, Central Venezuela

We are devoted to Cacao traceability and conduct several educational campaigns to help develop Patanemo Village

1$ per 1 shade seedling

Seedlings can be planted alongside with Cacao and Banana and have a 1/5 chance of growing up to become adult trees

10$ per grown trees transplanting

We also aim at bringing in semi grown trees (1 or 2 meters tall). Semi-grown trees have a 1/2 chance of survival and give an immediate relief to the Cacao trees

We need at least to bring 100 trees to justify the rental of a truck to ring the trees to Patanemo as well as other operational expenses

Additional information

Your contribution to this campaign does not involve an investment. You will be helping the creation of a biodiverse forest in Venezuela

Rewards

$100.00 or more

For your donation we will give you private access to the early rollout of the Tree Manager app (Android and Apple)

A Thank you message and postcard from The local people of Patanemo

Your contribution helps build a sustainable agroforestry system in Venezuela.

December, 2021

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Anonymous $1,000.00 September 01, 2021