The Plan Vivo Foundation is an international, Edinburgh-based charity which has created a set of requirements for smallholders and communities wishing to manage their land and natural resources more sustainably.
The Plan Vivo Standard certifies the implementation of project activities that enhance ecosystem services and allow communities to formally recognize and quantify carbon sequestration, biodiversity or watershed protection. As such, Plan Vivo projects enable participants to gain access to Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) which allow smallholder farmers and rural communities in the developing world to diversify their income streams, restore local ecosystems and protect biodiversity.
As such, Plan Vivo projects enable participants to gain access to Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) which allow smallholder farmers and rural communities in the developing world to diversify their income streams, restore local ecosystems and protect biodiversity.