Jubilación Segura, Peru

Supporting small-holder farming communities by implementing agroforestry.

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About Jubilación Segura

The Jubilación Segura project is located in a biodiversity hotspot and was developed to support small-holder cocoa and coffee farmers by implementing agroforestry systems and reforesting degraded landscapes.


PUR’s Jubilación Segura project in Peru aims to address the livelihood needs of local communities while helping farmers adapt to climate change, regenerate degraded soils, and protect vital animal habitats.

These efforts complement PURs 300,000ha REDD+ forest conservation project in the region. The ecosystem where the project is located — Yungas Peruanas — is a biodiversity hotspot which hosts key watersheds as well as the ancient ruins of Gran Pajatén.

Regenerating Native Species

In 2022, the project achieved 33 native species planted — 11 of which are vulnerable or endangered on the “Red List” of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Finca Cuba

Located in Juanjui, Peru, the Finca Cuba farm consists of nine hectares producing cocoa; through the implementation of sustainable agroforestry systems. In recent years, this community has seen an increase in the intensive monoculture of papaya and rice, contributing to deforestation and pesticide usage.

To avoid contamination of organic crops and conserve biodiversity in the community, trees have been planted on the farm, with a focus on native species. Windbreaks have been planted along the borders of the property to help with cross-contamination while also providing shelter to wildlife in the area.


Windbreaks, shelterbelts and hedgerows may all refer to the same or similar planting model. One or multiple rows of trees are planted next to an agricultural production area to reduce soil erosion and protect adjacent crops from strong winds and severe weather patterns.


This farm is located in Lamas, Peru, with 20 hectares, where they have managed to diversify productive activities by developing sustainable agriculture, livestock, and forestry practices. Working to achieve self-sustainability, this farm has planted many trees specifically to protect the cacao crops in agroforestry systems.

In 2022, two additional hectares of silvopasture systems were implemented, which creates better grazing conditions for cattle while also restoring the soil to achieve better pasture quality. Additionally, reforestation efforts in degraded areas have already produced timber for sale, which helps finance improvements on the farm.

Timber Trees

Timber from the project supports farmers with carpentry activities, allowing them to generate income from the sale of these products.

Restoring Degraded Pastures

The project has worked to restore degraded pastures by planting 230,000 trees with 19 different native species. The project landscape encompasses many degraded pastures, which have the potential to be restored in future planting waves.

Full Stand Model

This full-stand model was implemented in one of the parcels with native species. The farmer decided to conserve this forest plantation, so the project supported him by adding this land to the national registry of plantations.

Oro Verde Cooperative

Producers from the Oro Verde cooperative receive technical assistance from the project to carry out pruning and thinning in parcels — with the aim of implementing the management plan for forest plantations.

"Doing reforestation can achieve other income. In a few years, the wood will be used for timber, but meanwhile, my bees take advantage of the flowering trees to produce honey."

Bilder Lozano, Peru

"We have made a change by achieving organic production in agroforestry systems, and many admire us."

Gilberto Rodriguez, Peru

"With the project, we have added value to our farms. Customers are asking us for cacao from agroforestry systems."

Desiderio Lozano, Peru