CO2 Quantification in Climate-Smart Agroforestry Plantation


With this sustainabiity project, the Mt. Sunzu Coffee Estate contributes mainly to the three UN SDG “Clean Water and Sanitation”, “Climate Action” and “Life on Land”. We will strengthen the resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters, promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management, act as CO2 sink and thus contributing to the global climate goal.


We propose a mix of different reforestation scenarios, inclusive agroforestry, woodlots, boundary planting and assisted natural regeneration, to focus on farm resilience and productivity of the 300-hectare coffee farm, while ensuring cost-effective carbon sequestration. Additionally, forest conservation and reforestation models are introduced on the remaining 470 hectares that are foreseen as conservational ecological zones.


We assess the CO2 sequestration potential of coffee plantation and the surrounding ecological conservation area. The carbon benefits can then be marketed as an off-setting activity. This climate change mitigation project enables us to improve our land management methods through tree planting, the adoption of sustainable agroforestry techniques, and access to carbon revenue streams.