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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
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The lastest #agroforestry  photos from #Panama . The crew harvested 2,000 plantains for a community event
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Some recent shots from one of our plantations, where we're testing silviculture techniques to control undergrowth
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A couple of screenshots from our new website under development
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Our latest blog on thinning teak trees
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Looking at the important work ELTI is doing in sustainable #forestry  
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We recently supplied 2,000 plantains for an Indigenous Congress in #Panama #permaculture  #agroforestry 
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Our updated sustainable #forestry  website launched last night!
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Check out the report on +Mongabay about rosewood logging in SE Asia. Confirms what we're seeing in Panama for similar species dalbergia retusa http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1121-spencer-freeland-rosewood.html
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Planting Empowerment is a sustainable agroforestry company growing tropical woods in partnership with smallholders and indigenous communities in Panama.