Working to bring preservation solutions to degraded land and to restore it for possible productive, ecological purposes.
MVP’s Agroforestry Center was established in 2013. It is a program of agricultural development with the establishment of a plant nursery, a bamboo plantation (mainly Guadua species ideally suited for furniture and construction), a fish and duck pond, cacao, and a variety of other suitable crops, including legumes, papaya, and leafy green vegetables.
Now with staff housing, a bamboo curing station, and a full-sized shop, the Center covers an area of over 300 acres, located between the villages of San José de Madroño and El Valle, not far from Fundación Geoversity’s field campus, Centro Mamoní.
Over the years, it has experimented with a wide variety of timbers and fruit trees, the most flourishing species is the Guadua Bamboo, which now grows in abundance and is at the center of an architectural movement in Panama.