Graine de Vie, an NGO dedicated to reforestation integrated into local life

Graine de Vie started its adventure in 2009 with the creation of its first nursery and planting around 100,000 trees in Madagascar.

Today we have planted more than 57 000 000 trees in 7 African countries.



Graine de Vie was born from a local initiative to address major deforestation in the northeast region of Madagascar. Ever since, we have continued with this approach. Indeed, we are convinced that communities facing the same geographical and climate characteristics or having the same customs are the best placed to define and implement the solution to the degradation of their
natural ecosystem.

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Our teams intervene with different stakeholders (private sector, public sector, scientific community, civil society organizations, …) to create a synergy between them and thus provide financial, structural and technical support to the sustainable management of the environment and to the fight against climate change.

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People living in underdeveloped countries are the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. Moreover, trees planted in these underdeveloped countries have a higher carbon capture rate than in developed countries and they improve the livelihoods and resources of people who are the first to suffer from the effects of global warming. For this reason, we are currently implementing our projects in African countries.

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Graine de Vie’s activities contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on several levels. We respond to several issues in a transversal way: gender approach, food security, job creation, reduction of inequalities, protection, restoration and sustainable management of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems,…


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The creation of certified carbon credits on our reforestation projects is an opportunity for our NGO to develop its projects while granting important funds to the village populations allowing them to initiate development projects.
Our ambition is to combine our reforestation actions with the improvement of the well-being of the local population and thereby improve the support
of the villagers by motivating them to protect the reforested areas.

At the same time, we enable our partners to combine their efforts to reduce CO2 emissions with voluntary offsetting through our projects.



Graine de Vie is a network of non-governmental organizations dedicated to reforestation integrated into local life since 2009. Each structure has a board of directors whose members are volunteers and a multidisciplinary executive team.

We have offices in :

Belgium, Cameroon, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Togo



Number of planted tree species.



Number of reforestation sites.

Over 57.000.000

Number of trees planted since we got started in 2009.



Projects to restore and protect national parcs

We have 445 active collaborators

45 are active in Europe (only volunteers) of which 10 are directing operations and 400 are active for reforestation.


Number of children that we can raise awareness of every year.

Origin of donations :

Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Netherlands, Finland, Madagascar.

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It’s time to act !

Frédéric Debouche, President of our  NGO

In just two centuries of industrial revolution, man has managed to damage his habitat, the Earth, which is the magnificent and fragile result of millions of years of evolution, often in irreversible ways.
The destruction of forests is taking on such proportions that, each year, more than twelve million hectares of forest disappear, an area equivalent to four times the total surface of Belgium.

We do not have the right to leave our children with the heritage of managing our failings. If we do not act now, we will be guilty of failing to assist humanity which is in grave danger.

10.000 trees will capture 1000 tons of CO2

for a total sum of 5.000€ that’s 20€ per month for 20 years

or 250€ annually for 20 years you can compensate the ecological

footprint of ALL YOUR LIFE.

The average cost for Graine de Vie to plant a tree is 0.50 €.

Latest news about our projects

Celebrating the commitment of African people to reforestation

We often talk about the importance of reforestation and its positive impact on fighting the climate change. We celebrate international day of forests, international day of wetlands or international days of biodiversity, and many others to increase the conscience and responsibility of Earth’s population about the need of us all to participate in restoration of our  natural resources . But I think that we don’t celebrate enough the commitment of communities who are most affected by the climate change and who’s dedication to restore their natural environment is just breathtaking. So, this photo collage is for them. Thank you for your devotion and every day’s hard work to help Graine de Vie to reforest Africa.



Century Box Mainetti partnering with Graine deVie

We join Century Box Mainetti in their celebration of this significant company milestone. With the exemplary commitment to lower their #environmentalimpact more #forests are restored, environmental #biodiversity is protected and the #livelihood of local communities is greatly improved.

Reposting Century Box Mainetti post:

We are overjoyed to announce a remarkable achievement in our journey towards sustainability and environmental regeneration. Since the launch of our partnership with the incredible NGO, Graine de Vie NGO, we have planted an astounding 36,000 trees in our nursery in Madagascar!
This significant milestone is not just a number—it represents our deep commitment to creating a greener, healthier planet. Our nursery is flourishing with a diverse mix of fruit trees, cash trees, and canopy trees, each playing a vital role in restoring ecosystems, supporting local economies, and combating climate change.
Our collaboration with Graine de Vie has enabled us to make a tangible impact, demonstrating that together, we can create a sustainable future for our planet and its people. These 36,000 trees are a testament to what we can achieve with shared vision and dedication.
As we celebrate this achievement, we remain focused on our goal of nurturing the environment and empowering communities. We’re not just planting trees; we’re growing hope, opportunity, and life.

Thank you to everyone who has supported this initiative. Your belief in our mission fuels our determination to push boundaries and make a difference.

Here’s to growing together and reaching new heights in sustainability. 🌳💚

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