We work with local communities to plant trees, capture carbon and improve lives.
What we do: Community Agroforestry Model
We adopt a partnership approach to develop community-led, sustainable agroforestry reforestation projects that work for the local environment.
Each community is empowered to form a project group and is provided with trees and proper training to start planting. At least 50% of the trees we provide are fruit trees.
By planting trees, donors have the opportunity to offset their annual carbon footprint.
Studies have shown that, on average, a tropical tree will sequester at least 20kg of carbon every year during its growth cycle of 40 years.
A one-off investment of just 300 trees can offset an average annual UK carbon footprint of 6 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) every year for 40+ years.
Community agroforestry models focus on harnessing all the benefits of trees, this allows communities to harness their land in a sustainable way.
With our model, donors can use the carbon sequestered by the trees to offset their carbon footprint at the same time as providing direct support to families most impacted by deforestation and climate change.
In Central America, more than half of rural families live below the poverty line often having to survive on less than £3.50 per day.
After three years, families can start to harvest fruit crops. This provides both food security and an income stream of up to £900 annually for each family.
It may not seem much, but this represents an average 60% increase in their annual household income.
How it works
Our ProjectsCase Study: La Reina
La Reina is a local community of the Department of Boaco, Nicaragua. Members of this community rely on subsistence farming to survive and have limited access to electricity, water, and education. Each family usually owns 1 to 5 acres of land.