World Resources Institute (WRI) and Initiative 20x20 are proud to introduce the first cohort of the Land Accelerator Latin America, a group of 15 entrepreneurs whose businesses restore degraded forests, farms and pasture.

Building off past Land Accelerators in Africa and South Asia, this four month, first-of-its-kind program trains and mentors leaders who develop sustainable and profitable businesses in the reforestation, agroforestry and regenerative farming sectors.

The Land Accelerator connects these entrepreneurs with a team of dedicated mentors, technical expertise, marketing and networking opportunities, and investors to scale up their work and help countries meet their commitments to protect and restore more than 50 million hectares of land in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030.

The program is funded by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Good Energies Foundation and supported by community partners Asesorandes and Fair Connection.

The Companies

Adapta Group

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Daniele Cesano, | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type: Agroforestry

Brazil’s Adapta Group spreads agroforestry and regenerative farming techniques with the help of their app and a network of medium and large food and beverage companies.

Andean Pastoral Livelihood Initiative (APLI)

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Mauricio Nuñez Oporto, | Cusco, Peru
Type: Sustainable grasslands

APLI uplifts community livelihoods and landscape function through regenerative rangeland management. In partnership with 135 pastoral families as partners in Southern Peru, it brings sustainably-sourced yarn and fiber products from its partner cooperatives and producer associations to the local market and garment manufacturers.

Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge

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Marlon Flores, | Quito, Ecuador
Type: Reforestation             

Ecuador’s Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge brings together three hotels, dozens of tourism providers and local community groups to conserve wildlife and restore hundreds of hectares of rainmaking cloud forests.

Forestbambu Esencia del Bosque

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Noelia Trillo Mendoza, | Satipo, Junín, Peru
Type: Reforestation

Peru’s Forestbambu transforms bamboo oil into sustainable soaps, cosmetics and beer by working with local farmers.


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Juan Fernando Letona, | Guácimo, Limón, Costa Rica
Type: Reforestation
Costa Rica’s HEVEA is growing 150,000 natural rubber trees on over 300 hectares of degraded pasture, creating a long-term source of income for local farmers.

Inversiones Agroforestales Regenerativas (INARSAC)




Andrea Sabelli, | Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Type: Agroforestry

Peru’s Inversiones Agroforestales Regenerativas grows 100% traceable, ethical and natural ingredients for the cosmetics industry — along with 64,000 trees — on its farm.

Kiwa Holding

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Martin Acosta, | Sangolqui, Ecuador
Type: Low-carbon agriculture and avoided deforestation

Ecuador’s Kiwa has sold $4.5 million in potato, cassava, Andean carrot and beet chips. Now it's working with community farmers to introduce organic and restorative farming techniques across its supply chain.

Nature Lab World

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Carl Jouaneau, | Campeche, Mexico
Type: Agroforestry

Mexico’s Nature Lab World is generating carbon credits by growing 32,000 native trees and bamboo for the market, seeking to expand its plantation from 80 to 600 hectares.

Nicaforest Plantations

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Jimmy Hernández Robles, | Santo Tomás, Chontales, Nicaragua
Type: Reforestation and silvopasture
Nicaragua’s Nicaforest works with local landowners to revitalize damaged pasture and grow 91,000 FSC-certified cacao, teak and native trees across 550 hectares.


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Yaritza Abreu, | Palizada, Campeche México
Type: Reforestation

Mexico’s Prontal harnesses the power of 25,000 native, dye-producing palo de tinto trees to transform abandoned pasture into sustainable commercial plantations.

Rancho 4 Diamantes

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Anaitte Aguirre, | Escuintla, Guatemala
Type: Silvopasture
Guatemala’s Rancho 4 Diamantes is a tree-filled sustainable cattle ranch that is growing the country’s first ethically-raised beef.


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Simon Guerrero, | Santiago, Chile
Type: Reforestation              
Chile’s Relicto restores and conserves areas with high environmental value. Established in 2017, it has since preserved around 200 hectares of land each year.

Salus Mundi

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German Mejía, | Bogota, Colombia
Type: Low-carbon agriculture

Colombia’s Salus Mundi creates organic solutions for farmers, municipalities and companies on over 600 hectares that heal soil poisoned by oil, pests and decades of abuse.

Seamos Bosques

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Jorge M. Bellsolá Ferrer, | Buenos Aires y Tucumán, Argentina
Type: Reforestation

Argentina’s Seamos Bosques is helping forest owners tap into the global voluntary carbon market by planning restoration projects and procuring, planting, and monitoring 70,000 trees.

Te´etik Vida Sustentable

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Juan Carlos Franco Guillén, | Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico
Type: Reforestation |
Mexico’s Te’etik produces designer furniture and home goods from certified, ethically-sourced timber grown across 3,500 hectares of forest.