Our mission beyond seeds in soil: engaging and empowering for Holistic Regeneration

As we began our field research, we realized that, by following the trail of social disharmony, we encountered more rampant degradation, improper exploitation, a lack of resources, and communities with restricted access to health, basic sanitation, and education.

We need to understand the origins of the problem. A bottom-up approach is essential to truly comprehend people, nature, and the interconnectedness of all.

That's why we believe in restoring the environment while ensuring communities not only survive but thrive in harmony with nature. Because we understand the existing all-too-common narrative where local populations are left behind.

It's time to change this story.

Above all, our goal is to empower real people.

Our mission is to encourage corporate partners, governments and landowners to adopt new business models that prioritize maximizing the value of food production, maintaining soil health, ensuring water quality, and enhancing carbon sequestration.

It's not just about carbon sequestration, but biodiversity itself.

Meet our values

Community Empowerment: We believe in the inherent wisdom and resilience of local communities and strive to empower them to lead sustainable initiatives that benefit both people and the planet.

Environmental Stewardship: We are committed to preserving and restoring ecosystems, safeguarding biodiversity, and mitigating the impacts of climate change through nature-based solutions.

Equity and Inclusion: We prioritize equity and inclusion in all aspects of our work, ensuring that underrepresented voices are heard, valued, and supported.

Collaboration: We recognize that addressing complex environmental challenges requires collaboration and partnership across sectors, disciplines, and communities.

Transparency and Accountability: We operate with transparency and accountability, fostering trust and credibility among our stakeholders through open communication and ethical practices.

Innovation: We embrace innovation as a driving force behind our solutions, constantly seeking new approaches, technologies, and partnerships to address environmental challenges effectively and sustainably.


James Tiburcio,

James is an economist, Ph.D. in sustainable development, and also director of RAIN - our partner organization. His mission and work with SamaÚma are fueled by the belief that concerted efforts are needed to mitigate the harmful effects of the climate crisis, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and adapt to irreversible changes.

Founder & Project Partner

"The urgency of these environmental challenges demands collaborative action, not only for the well-being of the human species but also for the diverse flora and fauna on which our existence depends."

Driven by heart. Driven by the whole.

Much more than projects that replace food agriculture with carbon agriculture, this is a personal commitment. We believe in people.

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