Norandino (Cooperativa Agraria Norandino Ltda.) is located in the Piura region of Northern Peru, and now represents 7,000 small-scale farmers. Norandino’s farmers are spread across the coastal, mountainous and jungle regions of the north of Peru; in the departments of Piura, Tumbes, Amazonas, Cajamarca and San Martín.
A special relationship
We have worked with Norandino since 1997. This long relationship has seen us work together on a ground-breaking reforestation project since 2010. As a result of climate change, heavy rainfall caused mudslides and devastation to the area and its coffee farms. Reforestation provides protection and a source of income for the community through carbon credits sales.
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Experts in climate adaptation
The cooperative uses its expertise in climate adaptation to run a Centre of Excellence, where it provides support and training to farmers across Peru. Our non-profit partners Producers Direct set up the centre to provide training in agroforestry and carbon capture.