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We're launching a line of finished wooden products from our forestry work in #Panama! Vote your favorites at
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Some shots from our recent trip to Panama. #agroforestry  
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Interesting video on partner community Arimae learning how to assess the forest carbon in their reservation
Arimae and its forest reservation were recently featured in a blog and a video feature related to forest monitoring. Planting Empowerment supports the building of this skill set within the community as a manner to generate better land management planning. The blog through written by the Environmental Defense Fund, Organization of Embera and Wounaan Youth of Panama, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute describes the forest ...
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Our latest blog on thinning teak trees
The dry season in Panama (January to April) brings sun, passable roads, and a lot of work for foresters. In December of 2013, we bought a small Stihl 250 chainsaw for the work ahead. The most pressing issue was thinning out the stands of teak: at about year seven, teak experiences acopamiento, or crowning, when the tops of the trees, initially planted at 3 x 3 meters start to touch. 
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Looking at the important work ELTI is doing in sustainable #forestry  
Traveling through Panama for the first time in 2004, I was amazed at the amount of land dedicated to the cultivation of teak. The increasing global appetite for the valuable wood and decreasing amounts of old growth teak available make teak an attractive investment for investors and project promoters, who plant it by the tens of thousands of hectares.
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We recently supplied 2,000 plantains for an Indigenous Congress in #Panama #permaculture  #agroforestry 
The Darien Indigenous Collective Lands held their Congress on the 13-14th of December, hosting nearly 3,000 people from all the Embera Collective Land villages in Darien.
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Greetings all, we are an #agroforestry company working with indigenous and smallholder communities in Panama. Honored to be part of this community!
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10,000 #plantains and counting, proudly produced with #smallholders in #panama http://ow.ly/ytx78
A worker harvests plantains with a machete We recently surpassed 10,000 plantains sold from our operations in Darien. Typically they are sold by the racimo, or bunch, for between $3-$7, usually within one of the communities where we work. Harvesting is hard work, consisting of cutting the racimo off the plantain stalk, hauling it to the collection point, and loading them into sacks for transport to the nearby communities.  Planta...
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What the #REDD  rules decided at the climate change negotiations mean for small forestry enterprises #forestfriday
At the most recent iteration of the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland, negotiators made significant progress on the forestry conservation policy called Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+). 
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The lastest #agroforestry  photos from #Panama . The crew harvested 2,000 plantains for a community event
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Planting Empowerment is a sustainable agroforestry company growing tropical woods in partnership with smallholders and indigenous communities in Panama.