trees planted 150,000
hectares restored 250
since 2019

Trees to fertilize the soil

The increasing demand for cocoa is one of the main drivers of deforestation in many West African countries. Big cocoa monocultures lead to erosion, loss of biodiversity, and water pollution. Ancestral agroforestry techniques avoid these problems. They revitalize the soil by using fertilizer trees and allow farmers to abandon slash-and-burn agriculture, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers. When crops and trees coexist, nature and people thrive.

Partners

APAF

Planting method

Nurseries & Assisted Natural Regeneration

Planting season

June-October

Main threats

Intensification of farming practices

Wildlife protected

Pollinators and small mammals

Challenges

Rural-urban migration
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Top trees species

Theobroma cacao
Native Species
Samanéa saman
Native Species
Albizzia stipulata
Native Species
Terminalia superba
Native Species
Terminanlia ivornesis
Native Species
Khaya grandifolia
Native Species

                                   

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