We love to plant in Congo

Our partner Faja Lobi is working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on an integrated project of reforestation & sustainable development to face the challenges of a changing climate and social inequality. With the reforestation program, we provide an answer to climate change, while at the same time supporting the population in the complex social situation of Congo.  

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580

local employees

60%

of the funds are used to pay the wages of the local people

10

different types of trees are planted to ensure biodiversity

A growing population puts pressure on nature, and overexploitation degrades soil and vegetation

Together with Faja Lobi, we empower the local population in a highly fragmented civil society where government remains absent. With reforestation, we not only restore the landscape, but through agroforestry, we ensure a new sustainable economy so that people and nature can live in harmony again with increased self-reliance. 

The traditional method of farming all over Congo involves cutting and burning forests and vegetation. This way farmers get clean pasture land to grow their crops on. After the soil is depleted of its nutrients, farmers burn adjacent areas for farming and hunting purposes. This behavior results in soil erosion and the disappearance of native vegetation.

Faja Lobi convinces local farmers of the environmental and economic benefits of reforesting their land. The organization signs a long-term cooperation with local communities. This way, everyone gets the necessary attention and follow-up to make a long-term, sustainable impact together.  

Almost 80% of the NGO’s budget is intended to contribute to the well-being of its workforce. This includes paying salaries, providing meals and supporting local youngsters by funding their tuition fees. Providing support to the local community is one of the most fundamental values of this project. Tractors and other machines are consciously being excluded with the purpose to provide for as many people as possible. Furthermore, the organization helps with the cost and planning of vital accommodation. 

We plant trees with impact

Protecting and restoring our ecosystems should be on top of all of our lists. But having the proper knowledge is crucial to make a long-term change. From location, to timing, to care, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye, for a tree to make maximum impact. 

Reforestation

We mainly plant local forest tree species mixed with 25% Acacia (an exotic tree that ensures faster forest formation & produces charcoal afterwards). 

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One of the trees we plant is the Albizia tree

Care for communities​

At Go Forest, we don’t just plant trees. We engage in much more, such as ensuring sustainable support for local communities. We do so by using the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which serve as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and in the future. Depending on the region and the project, you’ll be supporting different SDGs. Our project in Congo focuses on the following SDGs: 

SDG4
SDG13 Climate Action
SDG2
SDG8
SDG15
SDG12
SDG17
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Let's plan(t) the future together.

Forests are an important player in the fight against global warming. A large portion of all the CO2 in the atmosphere is absorbed by the forests and stored in the form of organic carbon in the wood and soil. 

Unfortunately, deforestation and land use change also contribute 17% to the greenhouse effect. One of the most important and simplest ways to counteract global warming is to create greater biodiversity by planting forests. This is exactly what we at Go Forest, in partnership with various companies, are doing. 

Romania

8

different tree species

Madagascar

34

different tree species

Belgium

30

years of maintenance

Our projects

We don’t only plant your trees; we take care of them as well! 

Project Romania Go Forest 1

Romania

Romania contains some of the largest tracts of old-growth forest left in Europe, home to wolves, bears, lynx and over a third of European plant species, but uncontrolled logging has decimated the landscape.
VERTICAL madagascar

Madagascar

Madagascar’s biodiversity is a very special one. The country has developed its own ecosystem and magnificent wildlife since it split from the African continent 160 million years ago.
VERTICAL BELGIUM

Belgium

Thousands of hectares of forests are disappearing in Belgium. With our partner PlantC, we make our rural territories resilient again! Support sustainable agriculture and forestry in Belgium.
VERTICAL Armenia

Armenia

In Armenia, reforestation projects fight desertification, combat soil erosion, preserve the water and empower local communities, creating jobs and increasing their income.
VERTICAL congo

Congo

Our partner in Faja Lobi is working on an integrated project of reforestation & sustainable development to face the challenges of a changing climate and social inequality.  
VERTICAL PERU

Peru

Protect and regenerate the biodiversity in the Peruvian Amazon. With our reforestation partner Camino Verde, it is our mission to restore the forest landscapes by strengthening communities.

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Motivated to take your company to the next green level? 

We will gladly explain more about our vision and possibilities! 

Contact us to become a leader for a greener world