What is to be done?
Trees for All wants to stop the vicious circle. Together with our Mexican partner AMBIO, we are planting 71,000 trees. The project is twofold:
1. We will restore endangered sloping forests
First of all, we are planting 100,000 new trees, comprising three local types of mangrove: the white, red and black mangrove. This will be done by planting new indigenous forest. Households in participating villages will plant the trees in community grounds. Think of indigenous species which have grown in the area, such as oak and cypress. Besides, we will plant endangered species of trees included in the IUCN Red List.
2. We offer support for farmers in sustainable agriculture and forestry
We help local farmers to cultivate their land in a more sustainable manner. How? By offering them an alternative to traditional agriculture: agroforestry. This blends sustainable agriculture with forestry. We plant coffee-yards with indigenous shady trees, thus protecting coffee plants from the sun. As a result, the coffee harvest is higher quality, logically rendering better market value. AMBIO offers farmers training and technical support in order to have them manage and maintain their land.