Plant for Ghana

Plant for Ghana
Continent Africa
Country Ghana
Costs per Tree 2 €
GPS Data of planting site 8.2204420012607, -1.979117
Planting Partner Plant for the Planet Ghana
Plant-for-Ghana is a hybrid restoration agroforestry project initiated by Plant-for-the-Planet Ghana – a national affiliate of Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation. Sustainable reforestation is the way we can restore the lost forest in the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone of Ghana and reach the overarching goal to plant a trillion trees. This hybrid project, combines the two different approaches: planting of native species and planting of agroforestry species in mixed stands. Planting high diversity tree mixes in deforested areas not only ensures that forest restorations are resilient to the ongoing threats of climate change, but also is proven to produce multi-functional forest and productive forest stands. Moreover, mixing both native tree species that will not be harvested and agroforestry species ensures that local communities can benefit from the fruit produced by subset of productive tree species that are planted (e.g., Mango, Cashew). Plant-for-Ghana plans to restore 10 million trees in Ghana by 2030. This year we will be planting over 16,000 native and agroforestry trees, considering the hybrid approach of this project, which employs 20 planters, 4 nursery staff, 1 forester, 4 plantation staff and 2 administrative staff. The next year we aim to plant over 200,000 trees on site and greatly increase the number of people involved in this project. All plantings will be made at densities that are representative of the natural density of trees in this savannah zone. The species we are planting this year include Kyaya ivorensis (African Mahogany), Senna siamea (caesalpinioideae subfamily), Anacardium occidentale (Cashew tree) and Pakia biglobosa (Legume family). The number of species will be increased to a minimum of 10 species planted per hectare within the next year. The adoption of an agroforestry approach can be likened to the proverbial use of a single hit to kill multiple flies as it has proven to be able to solve many problems at a go. This approach is adopted having in mind the community where the project is located, which would create sustainable food production to safeguard food security, landscape management and biodiversity protection. The entire project creates green jobs in rural areas and at the same time raises awareness on the importance of tree biodiversity among the local people. It further creates additional carbon sinks and creates sustainable sources of income for many families in said zone. The project has also additional impact on: Partnering with universities to provide students with field experience and help come out with more improved and fast-growing species. Increased habitat for many animal species. Fighting the desertification of the Northern Savanna Ecological Zone of Ghana. Creating a role model project for neighboring countries. Beekeeping for women and youth. Further information about the project and partner.

Milihoi Planting Site

Milihoi/Kichwa cha Nyoka Planting Site
Continent Africa
Country Kenya
Costs per Tree $ 0.10
GPS Data of planting site -2.300156, 40.731819
Planting Partner Eden Reforestation Projects

Kenya is an incredibly beautiful place from the creativity of the people to its diversity of its landscapes and wildlife. From the highlands to the coast, Kenya has an incredible diversity of forest types that have long-supported communities and wildlife. This site is located within the greater Milihoi channel. The Milihoi channel has mangrove estuaries which are vital to the area’s ecologically diverse bird and marine life. But this area faces a number of challenges, including insufficient social services, very little freshwater, underdeveloped infrastructure, and food insecurity. Eden started working with the local community to replant and protect Kenya’s forest systems in 2019. The reforestation efforts in the Northern Coast focuses on planting mangrove and coastal forest species.

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Plant for Ethiopia

Plant for Ethiopia
Continent Africa
Country Ethiopia
Costs per Tree 2 €
GPS Data of planting site 8.626547, 39.665612
Planting Partner Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC) and the Konso Development Association (KDA)
Let’s grow the pioneer Ethiopian forestry management project! This project has just started, and you can already be part of it. Not only does it have a wide range of benefits for the planet, but also for the region and all the people living there. You are definitely making a great decision if you choose to support it! Plant-for-Ethiopia will develop a sustainable forestry management system as well as a vocational training programme for youth. In doing so, it provides a huge contribution to local welfare and prosperity. At the same time, the forests we create are a source of materials, food, biodiversity, and soil fertility. And, last but not least, the trees bind carbon dioxide in the long term and thus reduce the impact of global warming. This will become a lighthouse project for other countries in the Global South! Plant-for-Ethiopia is part of Plant-Together; a collaboration between Plant-for-the-Planet and the local Tree Planting Organisations the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC) and the Konso Development Association (KDA). Further information about the project and partner

Water Catchments

Water Catchments
Continent Africa
Country Cameroon
Costs per Tree 6,9 €
GPS Data of planting site 4.173611, 9.290833
Planting Partner SUGi

Rewilding Water Catchments in Buea, Cameroon with the Miyawaki Method.

This method of planting is 100x biodiverse, 100% natural and 30x denser compared to monoculture tree stands. In 2 years only, we created a maintenance-free, biodiverse forest.

Though the area is blessed with abundant water resources, local inhabitants have faced a serious water crisis for a generation, as a result of poor water management. Population and rapid urbanization put even greater pressure on the water resources of this community.

This water catchment is the fourth chapter of this critical community project and will bring 10 native species back to the local ecosystem.
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