Planting Trees – Protecting the Rainforest

One of the central assumptions of 1 Million Trees is that farmers with sufficient income are able to engage in forest protection. This assumption is based on the observation that traditionally the relationship between humankind and forests in Borneo used to be balanced. Only in the 20th century, as the local population grew and more […]

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Farmer Trainings successfully concludedd

256 farmers participated in our trainings on establishment and caretaking for planted forests this year. The trainings were designed to be practice-oriented; thus they were held directly at selected fields. The farmers could watch the trainers and practice with the newly acquired skills immediately. The trainings focused on field preparation and caretaking, the establishment of […]

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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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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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Professional consulting regarding tree and soil

Martin Nesensohn, a German agronomist, visited the “1m trees” project area in May this year. He analyzed the different soil types and observed the growth of the plants on the particular soils. After a professional assessment he created individual plans for the soil preparation. The next seedlings will be planted in planting holes that are […]

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Advanced Courses for Nursery Operators and Farmers

The 1m Trees team and their partners organized several training programs for farmers and local nursery operators from the project area in April and May this year. The first activity was a one month field training on a plantation with nursery in Sukabumi, West Java. Nine participants from Central Kalimantan joined different classes and practical […]

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Launch of the Sengon Processing

Since the beginning of 1m Trees you could learn here, that we are planting fast-growing tree species with farmers from three villages in Central Kalimantan. The farmers receive training and we distribute seedlings. In the course of the program, we would like to strengthen the local value chain and establish a processing industry with saw […]

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1m Trees in the new edition of “natur“

We are happy to share that an article about our 1m trees program has been published in the new edition of the German magazine “natur“ , covering topics such as nature, environment and how to achieve a better life. The February edition featuring “Good, bad palm oil“ shows the relevance of our program’s topic and […]

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Retrospective: 1m Trees Pilot Project 2014

After the first year of the program 1m Trees has passed and we have almost completed our pilot project, it is time to look back and see, what has been accomplished and where the program is standing now. After preparations running from January to March, the first activities were conducted in April. Tree nurseries were […]

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