It’s never too late for something new

Ibu Paris is probably the oldest female participant in the 1 Million Trees program. Last year she heard about the activities from her neighbors in Takaras and decided to become a part of the program. Since then the woman in her mid-sixties is a proud member of the farmer groups and works with joy and […]

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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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Nurseries Ramp Up Seedling Production for Upcoming Planting Phase

Based on last year’s good experiences with the establishment of nurseries in the program area, we decided to push this year’s seedling production even closer to our farmers. Instead of four nurseries in the main villages of the program area, we will produce in eight nurseries this year. They are spread strategically across the whole program area, thus […]

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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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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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The Role of Women in the 1 Million Trees Program

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2016, with its theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”, we would like to put the role of women in the 1 Million Trees program in the spotlight. Whether we are talking about climate change, land right conflicts or rural livelihoods – in […]

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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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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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