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¨FORESCOM is a critical partner to us in organizing the collection and selling the best ramon seeds from communities in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. Their expertise ensures we are ready to act when the time is right which creates the win-win-win partnership for all parties involved and that’s the best we could ask for!¨
“I have worked with FORESCOM for over 11 years. Their professionalism and
integrity have made them a highly valued and trusted partner! We look forward to
continuing and expanding our business together.”
With the help of the Community Forestry Enterprises (EFC), we are able to invest in the education of children and young adults in the form of scholarships, better access to healthcare, and housing for the local communities.
The income from forestry is of the utmost importance for financial capital, which as a percentage represents 38% of the local family income. This income is crucial in helping the communities rise out of extreme poverty as well as reducing migration.
The communities have managed to reduce deforestation to 0.4% and lower the recurrence of forest fires to 2%, ensuring sustainable forest management, conservation, and protection of more than 500 thousand hectares of forest.
FORESCOM is a community enterprise that provides forestry services. We were founded in 2003 by 9 companies that manage forestry concessions in the Zone of Multiple Uses (ZUM) and the Maya Biosphere Reserve (RBM) in Peten, Guatemala. There are currently 11 community forest concessions.