KOKO DAO works with rural Colombian communities to create viable economic models as an alternative to small scale deforestation.
Why Focus on Small Scale Forests?
Rural communities and small land owners have neither the resources nor sufficient amounts of land to receive compensation from forest preservation efforts through carbon offsets. This makes deforestation the most economically compelling option for them.
Fortunately, blockchains allow us to demonstrate the proof of impact of small scale conservation projects in a transparent and trustless way. This makes it possible for us to design new ways to compensate rural communities for preserving their land.