Implementing sustainable reforestation on the equator
The Yoni Plantation is just north of the equator, with a tropical climate meaning extreme rainfall during rainy season and arid months between December and March. Before this project, the area had sparse tree cover, mostly comprised of grassland, a few forest patches and limited farmland.
and their families benefit from new income streams
of local infrastructure and health facilities
to the local community
for local people
is expected to be mitigated on average per year
of degraded land reforested to date
By expanding the plantation area, the project plants carefully selected trees, such as eucalyptus and acacia, as well as grasses, low level bushes and palms. This significantly removes greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, as well as producing sustainable timber for construction. In consultation with local farmers, the project also works to open up the swampy areas for increased rice cultivation and controlled agroforestry that will keep the land full of nutrients for long term efficiency.
The plantation drives a low emissions future, with reforestation of the area removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. On a local level, the project promotes sustainable farming for increased food production as well as the sustainable cultivation of trees for timber. It also ensures financial security for the local community, with the land leased on fair, long term agreements and vast employment opportunities created for work on the project land.