The Pedeguita Jiguamiandó project consists of a REDD+ project grouped by instances. The first instance corresponds to the Community Council of Pedeguita and Mancilla; the second instance to the Community Council of Jiguamiandó, both located in the municipalities of Riosucio, Carmen del Darién and Belén de Bajirá, in the department of Chocó. The project seeks to reduce and prevent GHG emissions derived from deforestation events present in the territory of the Pedeguita and Mancilla Community Council and the Jiguamiandó Community Council (second instance), through the development of a REDD+ strategy built in a participatory manner. with the members of the Council, which is aligned with the objectives of community development and the instruments of regional territorial planning. The intervention strategy consists of the development of actions framed in four main components:i) strengthening of forest and territorial governance; ii) development of sustainable productive activities compatible with the conservation of biodiversity; iii) increase in social investment; iv) forest monitoring. The REDD+ project strategy also seeks to be an integrating axis for different interventions in the territory, offer economic resources to potentiate processes developed, in progress or to be implemented, and attract greater investment in the territory to benefit the communities. The project corresponds to the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector, in the category of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). The emission of 6,879,373 tCO2 is expected to be avoided for 40 years, that is, 171,984 tCO2/year. Within the carbon accounting, deposits of Aerial Biomass (BA), Underground Biomass (BS) and Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) have been included. These deposits have been considered to estimate the baseline scenario and monitor performance in project execution. Project leakage represents potential deforestation activities that may be displaced outside the project area due to the implementation of the REDD+ strategy; it is expected that deforestation in the leakage area will not increase above 10% with respect to baseline emissions. As a mitigation measure, the project promotes the active participation of community members, with efforts directed especially at containing the action of agents and drivers of deforestation identified in the project area, corresponding to the development of extensive cattle ranching, extraction of wood, expansion of the agricultural frontier, large-scale agriculture and the establishment of other agricultural production systems.
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