Projects

Reforesting Belver

100% Confirmed Amount = € 50.000,00
Reserved Amount = € 0,00
€ 50.000,00
100% Funded
3 yr

term

5.6%

a year

6 mth

grace period

monthly

instalment

B-

rating

green_use_of_land

Green Use of Land

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

SDG 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

15. Life on Land

SDG 15. Life on Land

Reforestation of 600ha of burnt area in two fires in 2017.

Impact

The reforestation of 600ha, through the plantation of around 270.000 trees, is going to absorb around 5940 tons of CO2 per year. The preservation and promotion of wildlife and biodiversity in this area will also be key points for the sustainability of the burnt area. At a social level, this project will enable the development of economic activity capable of promoting local jobs and raising revenue for more than 130 small owners involved in this project, most of them in retirement age, contributing to their financial independence.

Project Information

After the two wildfires that occurred in 2017, which destroyed more than 80% of the forest area of Belver (around 540ha), Terras de Guidintesta- Rural Development Society has initiated a partnership with the Forestry Produces Association of Belver Parish to reforest an area, under its management (around 600ha) with a more resilient and sustainable forest in economic and environmental terms.

This funding will serve as a first tranche to initiate the early jobs regarding the final goal which is the reforestation of 600ha.

This area corresponds to more than 1600 properties of rustic buildings of more than 130 small owners who unite to promote the joint management of their properties and therefore overcome the obstacles of smallholding.

With an intervention area of 600ha, located in the parish of Belver in the municipality of Gavião, the project is laying the foundations for multifunctionality, sustainability and biodiversity with a strong connection with the local community. It is promoting not only the reforestation of indigenous species (such as cork tree, arbutus and pine tree), but also a multifunctional way of management where the use of resources is sustainable, promoting the development of economic activity and social impact in the area.  


100% Funded
3 yr

term

5.6%

a year

6 mth

grace period

monthly

instalment

B-

rating

green_use_of_land

Green Use of Land

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

SDG 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

15. Life on Land

SDG 15. Life on Land

Reforestation of 600ha of burnt area in two fires in 2017.

100% Confirmed Amount = € 50.000,00
Reserved Amount = € 0,00
€ 50.000,00

Impact

The reforestation of 600ha, through the plantation of around 270.000 trees, is going to absorb around 5940 tons of CO2 per year. The preservation and promotion of wildlife and biodiversity in this area will also be key points for the sustainability of the burnt area. At a social level, this project will enable the development of economic activity capable of promoting local jobs and raising revenue for more than 130 small owners involved in this project, most of them in retirement age, contributing to their financial independence.

Project Information

After the two wildfires that occurred in 2017, which destroyed more than 80% of the forest area of Belver (around 540ha), Terras de Guidintesta- Rural Development Society has initiated a partnership with the Forestry Produces Association of Belver Parish to reforest an area, under its management (around 600ha) with a more resilient and sustainable forest in economic and environmental terms.

This funding will serve as a first tranche to initiate the early jobs regarding the final goal which is the reforestation of 600ha.

This area corresponds to more than 1600 properties of rustic buildings of more than 130 small owners who unite to promote the joint management of their properties and therefore overcome the obstacles of smallholding.

With an intervention area of 600ha, located in the parish of Belver in the municipality of Gavião, the project is laying the foundations for multifunctionality, sustainability and biodiversity with a strong connection with the local community. It is promoting not only the reforestation of indigenous species (such as cork tree, arbutus and pine tree), but also a multifunctional way of management where the use of resources is sustainable, promoting the development of economic activity and social impact in the area.  


Terras de Guidintesta - Sociedade de Desenvolvimento Rural, Lda

Active since
2012
Fiscal Country
Portugal
Operating in
Belver
Industry
Forestry
GoParity Loans
3
Website
About Terras de Guidintesta - Sociedade de Desenvolvimento Rural, Lda

Terras de Guidintesta – Society for Rural Development, managed by Carlos Machado, a Portuguese forestry engineer, was funded to aggregate the wills of a group of small landowners in Belver, who decided to deliver the management of their land, about 600 acres, to the Society. The project is a partnership with Associação de Produtores Florestais da Freguesia de Belver (APFFB). APFFB has the role to supervise the relationship between the small owners and the project promoter while simultaneously being the management entity of the Zona de Intervenção Florestal da Freguesia de Belver (ZIF).


The Business Model

Besides the ongoing investment in reforestation, the business model of the Terras de Guidintesta is based on the exploitation of endogenous resources and a herd of goats. The promoter plans to add apiculture and agriculture to its income-generating activities this Spring. Apart from the forest component, all the other interventions are focused on generating income in the short and medium-term.

Track Record

The project promoter was founded in 2012 to aggregate the wills of the more than 130 small landowners, who have agreed to deliver to the Society the management of their lands, the 600 ha where the intervention will be made. Their main activity is the production and selling of agriculture and cattle raising, beekeeping, hunting, as well as other services related to the transformation of farming and forest and tourist activities in a rural area and nature tourism.

The cleaning up of the burnt trees began in early 2020 after the funds for the first campaign were released. So far, approximately 90 acres have been intervened. From these, 40 acres have already been prepared for planting and 22 acres have already been planted with approximately 6000 trees (stone and cork pine).

 

Promoter Rating: B-

Terras de Guidintesta - Sociedade de Desenvolvimento Rural, Lda

Active since
2012
Fiscal Country
Portugal
Operating in
Belver
Industry
Forestry
GoParity Loans
3
Website
About Terras de Guidintesta - Sociedade de Desenvolvimento Rural, Lda

Terras de Guidintesta – Society for Rural Development, managed by Carlos Machado, a Portuguese forestry engineer, was funded to aggregate the wills of a group of small landowners in Belver, who decided to deliver the management of their land, about 600 acres, to the Society. The project is a partnership with Associação de Produtores Florestais da Freguesia de Belver (APFFB). APFFB has the role to supervise the relationship between the small owners and the project promoter while simultaneously being the management entity of the Zona de Intervenção Florestal da Freguesia de Belver (ZIF).


The Business Model

Besides the ongoing investment in reforestation, the business model of the Terras de Guidintesta is based on the exploitation of endogenous resources and a herd of goats. The promoter plans to add apiculture and agriculture to its income-generating activities this Spring. Apart from the forest component, all the other interventions are focused on generating income in the short and medium-term.

Track Record

The project promoter was founded in 2012 to aggregate the wills of the more than 130 small landowners, who have agreed to deliver to the Society the management of their lands, the 600 ha where the intervention will be made. Their main activity is the production and selling of agriculture and cattle raising, beekeeping, hunting, as well as other services related to the transformation of farming and forest and tourist activities in a rural area and nature tourism.

The cleaning up of the burnt trees began in early 2020 after the funds for the first campaign were released. So far, approximately 90 acres have been intervened. From these, 40 acres have already been prepared for planting and 22 acres have already been planted with approximately 6000 trees (stone and cork pine).

 

Promoter Rating: B-

Payments Status: On time

2021-03-01

Project Update

The promoter has advised that the loan raised has been fully invested and that the project implementation is divided into three main steps: removal of burned woodland; land preparation; and plantation. In early February, the project execution was as follows: 

  • Land with burned woodland cleared: 90 ha

  • Land prepared for plantation: 40 ha

  • Planted area: 22 ha

Payments Status: On time

2021-03-01

Project Update

The promoter has advised that the loan raised has been fully invested and that the project implementation is divided into three main steps: removal of burned woodland; land preparation; and plantation. In early February, the project execution was as follows: 

  • Land with burned woodland cleared: 90 ha

  • Land prepared for plantation: 40 ha

  • Planted area: 22 ha