Graine de vie Time to Plant

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 50 000 000 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 50.000.000

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.

20.000 trees will capture 1000 tons of CO2

for a total sum of 10.000€ that’s 30€ per month for 30 years

or 400€ annually for 25 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

Reforestation of private properties on Burkina Faso

The Graine de Vie Burkina Faso team carries on its reforestation activities on many private properties. It’s good to see that not only the local authorities but also private citizens of the country understand what’s at stake with nature-based solutions to climate change.