Farming for Biodiversity

Fairventures Worldwide

Entry Overview

1m Trees is a joint program by German NGO Fairventures Worldwide and the local foundation Borneo Institute in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. The aim of the program is to revitalize deforested and degraded land with multi-species agroforestry system, utilizing the soil-improving qualities of pioneer species such as Paraserianthes Falcataria and Anthocephalus Cadamba to create a basis for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables. In a second step, the fertility of the areas is further enhanced with compost and permaculture techniques. The livelihoods are then diversified by planting fruit trees and timber species with longer rotations. The fast-growing timber can be harvested after 5-8 years, is relevant for the wood industry and provides a livelihood for the local population, while the vegetables and fruit improve nutrition and food security.

Language(s): 
Bahasa, English

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