We plant trees in Madagascar
Madagascar is one of the most special countries in terms of biodiversity. The country has developed its own ecosystem and magnificent wildlife since it split from the African continent about 160 million years ago.
Agroforestry and mangroves
different tree species
Approximately 95% of Madagascar reptiles, 89% of its plant life and 92% of its mammals exist nowhere else on Earth.
Madagascar has faced many challenges in the past few decades and the country is still in a critical position. 77.4% of the Malagasy population lives under the poverty line and 87% of the Malagasy population has problems with accessing electricity. Only 30% of the Malagasy population has access to drinking water. In 2021, the UN declared the Madagascar Famine to be the first famine 100% attributable to climate change. Only 10% of the primary forest remains intact.
With the social enterprise Bôndy, we believe that to effectively reforest Madagascar, we must first analyze and address the root causes of deforestation.
Undeniably, the main cause of deforestation in Madagascar is human activity. The rural populations are following cultural traditions passed from generation to generation. However, these traditions have been proven to be harmful in the long term. Our model consists of trying to change those habits by educating the communities. By raising environmental awareness and offering people jobs, we can make a major change.
Agroforestry and Mangrove planting in Andramasina, Akamasoa, Tamatave & Majunga
Planting a tree isn’t complicated. However, growing a tree is a complex process that requires concrete action to be effective over the long term.
We have developed a model where we plant high–value species on farmer lands that will bring economic and environmental benefits for the local populations. Field engineers provide training on new agricultural approaches that are cost-effective and sustainable. In doing so, we also create a substitute to the remaining primary forests and thereby protect the country’s national treasure.
We also plant mangroves to tackle different challenges and to contribute to our mission of greening Madagascar. This project will help a village of climatic migrants to have a more sustainable source of revenue. Madagascar is home to 2% of the world‘s mangroves, but the rate of deforestation is terrifying.
One of the trees we plant is the Mangrove 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 Madagascar focuses on the following SDGs:
Visit Madagascar with us!
A project can only be fully discovered and known after actually visiting it. That is why in April of 2022, Sarah visited our project in Madagascar.
Want to go on a trip with us throughout the different planting sites and nurseries in Madagascar? This video got you covered.
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.
We don’t only plant your trees, we take care of them as well.
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