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The 350 producer members of the Cooperativa Agraia Juan Marco El Palto (JUMARP) grow coffee on their farms in the highlands of the Utcubamba province in the Amazonas region of northern Peru. Along with three other cooperatives in Amazonas and neighboring Cajamarca, JUMARP is part of the Café Selva Norte project to convert degraded lands to agroforestry farming methods that capture carbon and generate carbon credits.

The carbon sequestered by trees intercropped with coffee offsets the emissions of the coffee’s transport from farm to the Pacific port in Paita. The offset is verified, recorded, and shared. Eligible producers receive microcredits to make the conversion to agroforestry and reverse land degradation from the traditional slash-and-burn. Fairtrade and Organic certifications further confirm JUMARP’s investments in coffee production systems designed for long term health of people and planet.

Read more about agroforestry and carbon offsetting coffee production at JUMARP.


The Amazonas region of Peru borders the Cajamarca and Loreto regions and Ecuador to the north. Traditional slash-and-burn farming has, in the past, offered a quick infusion of nutrients in the soil, but this prolonged practice has resulted in degraded lands and devastating deforestation of primary forest. Farmers in Amazonas are working to reverse this practice and build soil fertility through reforestation via coffee, cocoa, and other agroforestry models.

Coffee production in Amazonas takes place on smallholder farms tucked into small plots in the mountains. Producers harvest, wash, and dry coffee independently. Cooperatives serve mostly warehouse functions and in the past have had to wait to dry mill and prepare coffee for export at third party facilities located significant distances from farms. This is changing as cooperatives seek investments for building their own infrastructure closer to producing areas and to member coffee farmers’ lands. Coffee exported from Amazonas departs from the Pacific port at the city of Paita in the Piura region.