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Panama Canal taps coffee farmers to help heal area hit by deforestation and drought

An incentive program for coffee farmers in Panama who have planted scores of trees near the country's namesake canal also seeks to benefit the key global waterway, which has recently suffered from major drought that has crimped the flow of trade.
The 15-year-old program aims to slow the accumulated environmental damage, including soil erosion and the contamination of local rivers, that have contributed to the canal's falling water levels.
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  • winnie nguru

    10 w

    Engaging with farmers at the grassroot bears significant results because they own up the projects and are dedicated to them

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    • Esther Wanjiku

      10 w

      @winnie_nguru This is immense dedication

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    • George Kariuki

      10 w

      This win-win situation showcases the power of collaboration, nature-based solutions, and community engagement in building a more sustainable future.

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      • Gorffly mokua

        10 w

        This is an innovative approach! The Panama Canal enlisting coffee farmers to aid in the restoration of areas affected by deforestation and drought is a promising initiative.

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        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

          10 w

          This initiative in Panama, involving coffee farmers planting trees near the Panama Canal, showcases a creative approach to address both environmental and economic challenges. By incentivizing reforestation efforts, the program aims to mitigate the impact of deforestation, soil erosion, and river contamination, contributing to the restoration of the canal's water levels. The integration of environmental conservation with the well-being of local communities highlights the interconnectedness of ecological health and economic sustainability, offering a positive model for climate-conscious initiatives.

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          • Princess

            10 w

            This is a commendable initiative 👏.

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            • We Don't Have Time

              10 w

              Hi, Grace Njeri. Thanks for posting a climate review on our platform. However, this review should not be directed to Panama Canal Society, but to something like the Panama Canal Authority (Autoridad del Canal de Panamá). The idea behind our climate reviews is to make companies and organizations aware that they could (and should) do better. If enough people agree to your review, we will contact the company and ask them to join the climate dialogue. Read more here: https://www.wedonthavetime.org/our-community#guide

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              • walter lungayi

                10 w

                This initiative is a great example of how environmental conservation and economic development can go hand in hand. It's encouraging to see the Panama Canal engaging coffee farmers to restore the area's ecosystem while also supporting local livelihoods.

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  10 w

                  Giving incentives to farmers is a great way to encourage them to plant more trees and be part of a great journey to create a sustainable future.

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                  • Tabitha Kimani

                    11 w

                    The incentive to farmers is a great idea to motivate them to even plant more tree and vegetation cover.

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                    • Abraham Jok Atem

                      11 w

                      This incentive program is a long term benefit to the people of Panama.

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                      • dickson mutai

                        11 w

                        Safeguarding the waterways and benefiting local ecosystems ... :)

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                        • Munene Mugambi

                          11 w

                          This will have long reaching economic benefits and as well as carbon capture by the plants

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                          • Jane Wangui

                            10 w

                            @munene_mugambi sometimes nature does heal itself only if given the chance and they could also heal with the help of a human activity.

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