ERA, in partnership with SwissRe Foundation, launched the Pollen Program to catalyze the regeneration of degraded ecosystems in the Brazilian Cerrado, by encouraging regenerative agriculture and reforestation with native seedlings. These biodiverse agroforestry systems generate multiple products (nuts, fruits, spices, carbon credits), strengthening farmer resilience.

The program is offering agroforestry courses to the local community and financing learning hubs at the
Family Agriculture Schools (EFA)
in Tocantins.

Smallholder farmers who join the Pollen Program will receive technical assistance, seedlings and equipment to implement reforestation activities using agroforestry systems and native species. ERA is monitoring the carbon sequestration and certifying the emission reductions as a grouped project to generate carbon credits. ERA also supports the smallholders in commercializing the products.

For more project information, click here