Smallholder Midie – A Short Portrait

The field of smallholder Midie, a new participant of the One Million Trees program, is located between the villages of Talaken and Samui. During the actual planting phase he received the seedlings of Sengon from the nursery in Samui for the first time. He will complement his variety of cassava, bananas, ginger and bamboo with the new […]

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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”*

After the successful production of seedlings in September, further trainings took place last week, combining theoretical and practical knowledge to prepare for the next planting phase. In Luwuk Takau, the forestry specialist Yuda gave detailed instructions on how to plant and take care of the seedlings. More than 30 smallholders, some of them accompanied by their […]

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All Good Things Come in Threes – a Field Report by Jean-Philippe Mayland

This summer I had the opportunity  to join the One Million Trees program for the third time in a row in order to follow its development. After initial difficulties to produce good seedlings of the tree species Paraseriantes falcataria (Indonesian “Sengon”), the cycle of 2015/16 started very well. Around 225,000 seedlings were produced in local tree […]

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Smallholders start with vegetable farming

70 smallholders started planting chilies and eggplants in Central Kalimantan. These activities are a part of the project “Intercropping in Planted Forests”. In most cases, the farmers use spaces between existing planted timber trees for the vegetable farming. Other smallholders plant closer to their houses in order to avoid long distance for maintenance and irrigation. […]

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Financial Trainings for Women and Smallholders

At the end of May, financial trainings for the participants of the 1 Million Trees program took place in the program villages of Talaken, Bereng Jun and Takaras. Overall, 70 people participated, whereof 42 were female and 28 male. The workshops were held by our partner organization, the Borneo Institute, in cooperation with Lembaga Dayak […]

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Successful Information Meetings about Intercropping

In March this year, the intercropping project within the scope of the 1 Million Trees program in Borneo has started. On degraded fields where fast-growing wood species have been planted already, vegetables and other crops will be planted now in free interspaces between those trees. As a consequence, smallholders are able to harvest the respective […]

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A Perfect Fit: How the Program 1 Million Trees for Borneo and the “Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development” match

The year 2016 started with a huge step towards sustainable development: the new UN “Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development” replaces the Millennium Development Goals. The 1 Million Trees program by Fairventures Worldwide successfully implements many of those goals that are set in the respective UN-Agenda by now. In September 2015 the United Nations Summit took […]

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Report from Climate Change Conference in Paris, by Simeon Max

The United Nations have convened in Paris for the 21st Climate Change Conference of Parties. As a delegate with the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) I have participated in this significant conference joined by more than 30,000 delegates from countries all around the world. Until the end of this week, negotiators have time to develop a […]

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Successful Development of the Galati2020 Project

In May 2014, we launched our Galati2020 project with an open-ended and demand-oriented analysis workshop. By doing so, the idea was to find out which interventions the people in Galati required the most and how Fairventures could address those prevailing problems. By now, we have successfully managed to implement a first project called “FairCare”, dealing with […]

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1mTrees Gearing up for last Plantings in 2015

The whole project team of 1m Trees is busily working on the preparations for the upcoming plantings in 2015. Seedlings are currently growing in the nurseries and will be ready for planting in December and January. Until then, there is still a lot of work to do. Last year’s plantings have to be measured, new […]

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