Analog Forestry design of the forest farms in Paragüay, Guantánamo (2013)
Authors: O. Hechavarría Kindelán, W. Toirac arguelle, A. Matos Leyva, L. Sordo Olivera, P. Villamet Pineda, V. Fuentes Utria, E. Suárez Ramos and V. Silot Sanamé
Location: Paragüay, Guantánamo province, Cuba
Analog forestry was introduced in Cuba in 2007, and its application was extended to 14 forest farms in Paragüay (Guantánamo province, Cuba) in early 2008. The Guantánamo province long-term suffers from high temperatures, prolonged droughts, and high soil salinity. The aim of the work was to present the analog forestry design for the restoration of 14 forest farms in the Guantánamo province.
Proposal of reforestation of the El Palmar farm belonging to the municipality of Pinar del Rio via analog forestry method.
Authors: Yoan Suárez Toledo and Yuliany Pacheco Correa
Location: El Palmar, Pinar del Río, Cuba
El Palmar is a former tobacco monoculture farm with a high level of deforestation. The aim of the study was to propose a design for the restoration of El Palmar farm using the analog forest methodology.
Analog forestry as an alternative tool for rural development and environmental conservation:
the case of Finca Buenaventura, Pacayitas, Turrialba, Costa Rica.
Authors: Roberto Vindas Hernández and Kristopher Ebanks Marroquín
Location: Buenaventura farm, Pacayitas, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Buenaventura farm was for more than 25 years dominated by the cultivation of sugar cane, with devastating consequences to the environment and the economy. The purpose of the project Finca Buenaventura was to restore soil quality and vegetation (including analog species) via an analog forestry approach, with a further vision of offering marketable products and creating a community tourism site that could serve as an environmental education center.
The thesis proposes the design of the Environmental Garden in the Municipality of Guapi-Cauca and suggests how to preserve its natural resources and the ancestral Afro-Colombian culture using the analog forestry method. This project arose as a response to the rapid destruction and degradation of land and sea ecosystems and the lack of effective actions to recover lost natural resources.
The Hacienda el Paraíso served for more than 35 years as a monoculture ofEucalyptus globulus, which resulted in the loss of biodiversity, soil degradation and erosion, reduction of water resources, and landscape fragmentation. Therefore, the objective of this project was to use an analog forestry approach to restore the forest planted withE. globulusand to provide economic resources for the local community.