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.

OUR APPROACH IS BASED ON 4 AXES :

1 – COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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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2 – CROSS-SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS

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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3 – NORTH-SOUTH EXCHANGES

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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4 – CONTRIBUTION TO THE SDGs

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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CARBON OFFSETTING

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.

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FACTS ABOUT GRAINE DE VIE IN 2023

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

6

144

Number of planted tree species.

6

896

Number of reforestation sites.

Over 57.000.000

Number of trees planted since we got started in 2009.

6

21

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.

20.000

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

Reforestation of Brickaville, Madagascar

We’re continuing our drilling work on project sites on the east coast of Madagascar in the Brickaville district. The objective is to make 7500 holes for eight sites. The 3-year project aims to set up nurseries for environmental education in 8 public elementary schools and to reforest 8 ha at each site. We are currently preparing the reforestation phase, which will take place from January to February.

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Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation project

“In the heart of Madagascar’s Antolojanahary village, where a once deforested landscape now stands as a testament to hope and resilience. 🌳 The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation supported this Reforestation Project led by Graine de Vie. In just three years, the landscape has undergone a magnificent metamorphosis, with 32,800 trees planted, 20,000 acacia seeds sown, and 84.33 hectares reforested.

Beyond the numerical impact lies a narrative of community commitment. The engagement of nearly 7,600 parents and students in Antolojanahary and neighboring villages signifies a community united for environmental preservation. This successful model stands as a potential blueprint, encouraging us to explore its application in other regions for a broader positive impact.”  Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

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Tour of Wako nursery in Madagascar

We’d like to share with you a virtual visit to tree nursery sponsored by our long-term supporter WAKO S.A.  The nursery is located in the commune Marovato – District Andapa – Région SAVA -Madagascar.  One of the nicest nurseries in the region produces 10,000 seedlings each year which are distributed free of charge to be replanted in the local private planting parcels and community reforestation zones.  Thank you Wako for your continuous support.