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Fertilising trees are renewing agroforestry practices in Togo

As in the majority of African countries, Togo’s demography involves the intensive use of land through agricultural practices to be developed. An age-old form of agroforestry, using fertilising trees such as the mysterious Samanea Saman, is one solution to counter the devastating effects of monocultures and climate change. Working together with the APAF association for the promotion of fertilising trees, agroforestry and forestry, 700,000 trees were planted in 2020 in 57 villages in the Wawa prefecture.

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agroforestery - fertilising trees - training - measuring carbon

The regenerated mangrove of Sumatra

On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, mangroves are a source of life, natural resources and economic activity for local communities. Threatened by industrial palm oil production, intensive aquaculture and charcoal exports, this forest ecosystem between land and sea is disappearing. To restore the mangrove in North Sumatra and allow it to once again realise its wide range of environmental and socio-economic benefits, Reforest'Action is funding two regenerative projects that will have helped to reconstitute nearly 900 hectares of mangrove since 2017 and by 2024. Discover the report of our mission in the field, meeting our project leaders and the people who contribute to them on a daily basis.

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Sumatra - Indonesia - regenerative project - mangrove

A forest school to develop agroforestery models in Madagascar

Faced with one of the world’s worst environmental crises, Madagascar has lost 44% of its forest cover in just 60 years. L’École de la forêt, or forest school, was founded in partnership with Siel Bleu and 2400 Sourires and teaches children about environmental professions while promoting mindful and sustainable agriculture to help slow down climate change.

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Madagascar - agroforestery - sustainable shift - training - forest school

The fynbos biome: a vegetation treasure trove with unique flora

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cape Floral Kingdom, also known as the fynbos biome, stretches across the width of South Africa. It is a reserve for biodiversity and is home to invaluable flora including a myriad of endemic species. It is, however, threatened by the presence of invasive plants.

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South Africa - Cap Breede - Fynbos biome - flora - biodiversity - pyrophyte - active restoration

Native species used to regenerate Guizhou’s forests in China

As part of a strategy for reforestation and ecological preservation, the project to restore ecosystems in Guizhou province in south-east China moved to the next level in spring 2022. The aim is to restore biodiversity and the properties of local forests by planting more than one million trees by 2024. Let’s take a look back at the region’s history and the reforestation work done in the field.

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China - Guizhou - Restoration - farming - economic activities

Nigeria: the circular bioeconomy develops food security for the population

As part of the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance established by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the Jos project in Nigeria aims to develop agroforestry to improve food security and farming practices for the population. During this 2021-2022 season, a total of 250,000 trees will be integrated into the plots of 2,500 farmers.

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Nigéria - CBA - Circular Bioeconomy Alliance

In India, the forest-based circular bioeconomy generates socio-economic benefits for the population

Developed within the framework of the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance established by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the Assam Living Lab project in India aims to restore degraded forests in the Eastern Himalayas and develop agroforestry, a source of socio-economic benefits for the populations. Led on the ground by the Balipara Foundation, the project contributes to a circular bioeconomy that sustainably valorizes biological resources from trees and ensures their circular transformation into food, energy from biomass and biomaterials, with the objective of sustainably improving the living conditions of local communities.

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India - CBA - Circular Bioeconomy Alliance

Senegal: raising awareness of forest restoration among schoolchildren

Ahead of the reforestation project, which aims to plant 1.3 million trees in three years in the Fatick region of Senegal, an environmental education program is being set up to raise awareness among schoolchildren about the restoration of their country's forest ecosystems. Led by Nébéday, a major player in reforestation in Senegal, the program has been initiated in 100 schools between fall 2021 and spring 2022.

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senegal - schoolchildren - environmental education

Morocco: supporting the restoration of agroecosystems and their evolution towards fruit production

In the province of Taza in northeastern Morocco, the project supported by Reforest'Action and led on the ground by the High Atlas Foundation involves 3,000 farming families, including women's communities, in the development of agroforestry. By introducing key tree species into degraded farmland that enrich the soil with nutrients, retain water and attract pollinators, the actions carried out on the ground will enable farmers to develop their income and food self-sufficiency.

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Morocco - agroforestery - fruit trees

Togo: a regenerative project for sustainable coffee and cocoa production

In Togo, the agroforestry project within the coffee and cocoa sectors initiated in 2019 has been renewed for 2021 and 2022. While 65,000 trees have taken root in 2021, the current season will see an additional 35,000 trees planted. Regenerative, the project aims to restore the environmental functions of cultivated plots while generating additional social and economic impact for local producers.

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Togo - Agroforestry - coffee - cocoa