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Project Amazone

Corekees project since 2023

A regenerative agriculture project in Brazil where we grow climate-positive food, plant hardwood trees and pioneer a new revenue model to help protect the Amazon region.


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Status: Available

Price per bond: €99,-

ROI:  7.3% per year average
Duration: 17 years
Returns paid: no
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THE DESTRUCTION OF THE AMAZON REGION

Cattle ranching and industrial agriculture are the largest economic activity in the Amazon and account for more than 80% of Amazon deforestation. Amazon forest is cleared for timber and then used as farmland. For generations, these destructive practices have been the dominant source of income for Amazonian residents.

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A VICIOUS CYCLE

The farmers responsible for the above deforestation are caught in a vicious cycle: they cut down the rainforest to sell timber and create pastures, but their farming methods cause the nutrients stored in the soil to run out at lightning speed. Once depleted, the land yields much less, and, as a result, they cut down more rainforests until that land, too, is consumed, and they are forced to start all over again.
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What's the alternative?

Agroforestry: The future of agriculture
The solution to the above problem is called 'Agroforestry', a form of regenerative agriculture combining different crops and trees on the same land. With Project Amazon, we mimic a complete forest environment by planting at least nine different species of native trees and crops on former pastures. In this way, we restore the soil, store CO2 for a long time and develop climate-positive food. This working method shows that agriculture does not have to be harmful but can contribute to ecological and economic prosperity and the protection of the Amazon region.
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Advantages of Agroforestry

  • Higher crop yields
  • Restores soil structure and health

  • Better income for farmers than logging or livestock
  • Prevents soil erosion

  • Large carbon storage
  • Protects against diseases or climatic swings

  • Restores biodiversity
  • Better protected against market fluctuations thanks to multiple crops

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1. Regenerative

Agriculture is responsible for 80% of Amazon deforestation, causing massive species extinctions. By investing in regenerative agriculture, we are showing that it can be done in other ways.

2. Diverse

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We plant over 9 different species in one agricultural plot. In doing so, we give priority to native species, including some that are threatened with extinction. We will plant cocoa, plantain, coffee, açai, cloves, balsa, mahogany, jequitiba and ipé, among others.

3. Natural

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We do not use herbicides and employ organic agroforestry systems, such as composting grass and pruning waste. Moreover, the mix of species in agroforestry systems changes over time, just like in natural forests.

Why WE harvest trEes tOO

Cutting down hardwood trees as part of a sustainable agroforestry project: it sounds illogical. After all, we want to reforest, not deforest. That is why we use continuous cover forestry, a proven method of planting and harvesting different timber species in the same place. Within this procedure, we opt for selective harvesting. This means we leave the forest untouched, but remove a small part of the trees. For example, 1% in year eight, 5% in year fifteen, and 4% in year twenty-eight.

  • Maximising carbon storage in trees

  • Small percentages of phased thinning

  • Long-term carbon storage in building materials and furniture

In addition, there are quite a few other advantages to this way of working. Want to read more about them? Then download the Project Amazon information brochure.

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1200+ Corekees investors PRECEDED YOU

Chris Zimmermann
Chris Zimmermann
05/09/2023
The nature is our future: I have invested in Corekees to support projects to save envirement – we only have one world! :) PS: And maybe I get some money back in a several years down the road...
Maarten Weber
Maarten Weber
24/06/2023
Waarom vijf sterren, Corekees is eerlijk, open en transparant over de duurzame beleggingen die je er kan doen. Alle informatie staat netjes en in gemakkelijke begrijpbare taal beschreven. De duurzame projecten brengen hoop op een mooie en eerlijke wereld waar je zelf ook nog rendement aan over houd op de lange termijn. Ja de enige kanttekening is dat je rendement pas enkele jaren na bekostigen belegging ontvangt. Dat moet nog komen, maar ik heb er volle vertrouwen in dat wel goed komt. Ik zou Corekees ook zeker aanwijzen voor mensen die voor een beter milieu en voor een duurzame economie strijden. Ik zou ook startende beleggers Corekees ook zeker aanraden( ben er zelf één ), obligatie per stuk kosten zijn voor alle man betaalbaar, zeer duidelijk wat de risico's zijn en wat het kan opleveren. Ze zijn open over samenwerking met verschillende partijen in buitenland waar ze mee in zee gaan. Voor als je graag van tevoren zelfonderzoek doet. En wie wil er nou niet beleggen en de wereld verbeteren in één keer doen. Al met al vind ik jullie toppers en ben benieuwt wat de toekomst brengt!
Eunice Lammers
Eunice Lammers
04/05/2023
Via vrienden bij Corekees terecht gekomen. Wat een tof bedrijf. Mooie duidelijke website. Ik vond het soort van te mooi om waar te zijn. En vroeg me af hoe het verdienmodel in elkaar zat. Op de website bij elk project wordt heel transparant uitgelegd waar welke cent naar toe gaat. Verder ook leuk dat ze constant nieuwe groene projecten zoeken. Laatst kwamen de bamboebomen voorbij. Benieuwd naar komende projecten. Leuk dat je op de hoogte gehouden wordt over de ontwikkeling van je investeringen, groei van je boom/bamboe en op je dashboard zie je goed wat je impact is. Misschien heb ik het gemist, maar nav de SDGs die de VN in 2015 heeft opgesteld misschien leuk om daar nog iets over te delen? Makkelijke manier om een steentje bij te dragen aan een groene toekomst en daar ook nog een leuk rendement uit te halen.
Johan van Mook
Johan van Mook
20/04/2023
goed bedrijf, goede communicatie,
Theo Koning
Theo Koning
20/04/2023
Net klant geworden, mooie site, prima op de hoogte gehouden van de voortgang. Hopelijk komen er mooie projecten bij voor de toekomsten met verschillende looptijden.
Maarten van Westen
Maarten van Westen
20/04/2023
Super leuk bedrijf! Leuke projecten, duidelijke informatie, goede klantenservice. Laten we over 10 jaar eens terugblikken op de verdiensten.
tigro grootjen
tigro grootjen
20/04/2023
Een mooi initiatief op gebied van duurzaam en milieu terwijl het ook geen slechte investering is. Vind dit beter dan de goede doelen die hier bomen planten die natuurmonumenten vervolgens weer om zaagt en de biovergassings in stuurt.
Harry van Heesewijk
Harry van Heesewijk
20/04/2023
Geld verdienen met verduurzamen. Top!
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OUR LOCAL PARTNER

Courageous Land buys deforested areas of the Amazon and restores them with regenerative agriculture. They replant former pastures and fields with various indigenous crops and hardwood trees. These include coffee, cocoa, plantains, açai, limes but also mahogany, balsa and Ipé wood for (sustainable) logging. With their pioneering work, Courageous Land won the World Economic Forum's prestigious Amazon Bioeconomy Challenge in 2022. Learn more about the revenue model, the people behind Courageous Land and how your investment contributes to Amazon recovery in the Project Amazon information brochure.

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    33 M2 AGROFORESTRY iS one Bond

    In short, you lend us money (€99 per 33 M2) to invest in regenerative agroforestry in Brazil. Over the course of 17 years, you will receive returns and we will repay your loan. Below, we give you an overview of what the investment and returns are made up from. Want to dive deeper? Download our Project Amazone Information brochure..
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    INVESTment spend PER 33M2 AGROFORESTRY

    Every 33 M2 of Agroforestry is represented by a bond with a (nominal) value of €99. By buying a bond, you lend Corekees money to purchase the land and to buy, plant and maintain the trees and crops. We spend the €99,- per 33 M2 of Agroforestry on the following:
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    • Purchasing the land, infrastructure and machines - €20.10

      Courageous land buys degraded agricultural land.

    • Purchasing and planting of the crops and trees and maintenance for the first four years - €39.60

      CL propagates and grows a lot of the species needed. The rest they buy from third parties.

    • Operating capital and contingencies - €5.70

      Things like weeding and daily monitoring if the ins and outs.

    • Management fee Corekees - €26.20

      €26.20 (26.6%) remains as a management fee for Corekees for the duration of the project.

    • Exchange rate premium BRL and EUR - €7.40

      Cost of exchanging currency and absorbing any exchange rate fluctuations. For this purpose, we have analysed the Euro-Real exchange rate over the past 10 years and included the usual volatility in our calculations.

    YEARLY REVENUE PER 33M2 AGROFORESTY

    Proceeds from the sale of produce form the basis of your return. The calculation of the return is based on 2 main factors: the total weight of all crops produced and an average price per kilo of that crop. Before we pay out your return, a number of costs are met. After deducting these costs, what remains per bond is an average expected return of 7.3% per year. The breakdown of costs and returns per bond is as follows:

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    • Bond redemption - €9.90

      The redemption of the bond amount.

    • Investor yield - €10.20

      The average profit distributed to you per bond.

    • Corekees costs - €1.80

      The part Corekees needs for its operations concerning this project.

    • Courageous Land costs - €42.00

      Courageous Land provides the most work and, for that reason, also has the highest cost. Think of production costs, office costs, personnel costs, etc.

    Summary: why Agroforestry? 

    1. Planting more than 9 different native species contributes to biodiversity. With the harvest of sustainably grown hardwoods, we also combat illegal logging.

    2. Agroforestry helps ecological restoration of degraded land, prevents erosion and improves soil life and fertility.

    3. One bond in Project Amazon offsets 67 kg CO2/year on average.

    4. With this project, we are providing climate-positive food and meaningful employment in rural Brazil.

    5. We show Brazilian farmers that it is possible to make a living even without deforestation and destructive agriculture....

    6. We offer investors an attractive return with an expected average of 7.3% per year.

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    How can i invest?

    Investing at Corekees is as easy as shopping at a webshop. On our platform, you decide how many agroforestry crops to plant. Payment is made via iDeal or Sofort.

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