WHY IT MATTERS
Village by village, local communities are engaged in collecting seeds and caring for the trees, transforming the bare land into a fertile, biologically diverse and productive forests, bringing livelihood to the region, empowering women who can then afford sending children to school. Tree, grass and herb seeds are sown on the hard soil, where large half moons have been previously dug, enabling the June to September rains to be retained long enough for seed-sprouting and for the trees to develop long drought-resistant roots. Growing local awareness for sustainable practices, working with the local farmers and transhumant herders. Both men and women from adjoining villages are trained in sustainable agro-forestry practices. Drawing on local expertise, women select and collect the most suitable varieties of native tree and grass seeds, which they then sell to us.