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About the project

This project takes degraded land owned by small scale and poor farmers and supports soil restoration and replanting with trees to increase forest cover, resulting in carbon sequestration.

At a Glance

  • The project currently supports 12,002 farmers covering 14,969 hectares of land across three different states in India.
  • Besides increasing the forest cover, the project is a source of livelihood and income in local communities.

Project Benefits

Social:
  • Supports local job creation to maintain and run projects and silviculture
  • Carbon revenues generated through the project will be shared with participating farmers
Environment:
  • Increases forest cover which is a key method of sequestering carbon
  • Reduces top soil degradation from wind and water erosion
  • Conserves biodiversity promoting soil health

How it works

  • Farmers and communities that own small plots of land that have degraded are given financial support and technical guidance to begin replanting on their land.

  • Community members are hired to help with the task of replanting and maintaining the degraded lands.

  • Once replanted and matured, carbon will be sequestered promoting biodiversity and playing a role in supporting soil health.

  • Land that would have laid bare is now a source of livelihood, and any carbon revenue generated goes back to the participating farmers thus stimulating the local economy.