Direct seeding in the Bongolava region

Direct seeding in Bongolava region. On Monday, our local manager Voara reports that a team from Graine de vie from Tananarivo had gone to the Bongolava Region to carry out direct planting with the deputy and the villagers as well as two people from the army. We were able to plant 10,430 seeds on an area of 10 ha.


Forest fires and deforestation in Togo

In Togo we have about 25 tree nurseries currently active with 7 new ones coming soon while also creating awareness about forest fires and deforestation trough radio and local media.

From Gerard Dogo our local Graine de vie responsable

This morning on Radio Planète Plus. Theme: forest fires and deforestation.


This morning on Radio Planète Plus. Theme: forest fires and deforestation.


Global reforestation potential

Article related to tree restoration and reforestation, source :


Reforestation remains among the most effective strategies for climate change mitigation.We mapped the global potential tree coverage to show that 4.4 billion hectares of canopy cover could exist under the current climate. Excluding existing trees and agricultural and urban areas, we found that there is room for an extra 0.9 billion hectares of canopy cover, which could store 205 gigatonnes of carbon in areas that would naturally support woodlands and forests.This highlights global tree restoration as our most effective climate change solution to date. However, climate change will alter this potential tree coverage.We estimate that if we cannot deviate from the current trajectory, the global potential canopy cover may shrink by ~223 million hectares by 2050, with the vast majority of losses occurring in the tropics. Our results highlight the opportunity of climate change mitigation through global tree restoration but also the urgent need for action.


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Mangrove forest restored by Graine de Vie

A mangrove forest, restored by Graine de vie since 2009. At the moment life has almost recovered, the crustaceans have enjoyed themselves, the fish find their production areas there and the crabs can live easily. The preservation and security of this site will be the subject of an agreement with the local population, Villa Ambodirafia Madagascar. From our correspondent Gerard Poncet

Reforestation in Madagascar, our future depends on it

“Reforestation is our future”.A reforestation awareness film that denounces abusive deforestation.
This is an 8-minute short film, intended for schoolchildren, but suitable for all audiences.

Planting is a simple gesture but a noble gesture, that is the main message that GRAINE DE VIE wants to convey to the youngest because they represent the future and hope.

This story is about offering a solution called reforestation in order to preserve the environment, to make every child aware of the need to plant trees in a world ravaged by the alarming disappearance of forests, a world that has become careless about the future for future generations.

We made this film in Madagascar with the help of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Please spread it around you so that it can be seen by as many people as possible.

This film is intended to be shown in all primary schools based in Madagascar. To do this, we ask for any form of help that could make it possible!

The Graine de vie team 

L’ histoire de Iary

Movie of Iary, 9 years old, spending his holidays with his grandparents in the country.

This is the short story of the movie soon to be released.

From our correspondent, Onjatiana Ravoninjatovo.

Iary plays with his kite and ties it to a tree for an outdoor lunch with his grandmother and grandfather, in a contrasting landscape of green surrounded by burnt land.
The grandparents tell him how everything had changed and how they spent a peaceful childhood in the middle of the forests that provided them with everything they needed to survive. Iary suddenly runs to catch his loose kite.
On the way, he crosses landscapes ravaged by flames and ends up meeting Dera, the tree nurseryman and a group of children planting young trees. He then follows them to learn everything about their activity. The nurseryman teaches him everything there is to know about planting trees.
It is getting late and his grandparents, accompanied by several people from their village, are looking for Iary… Who end up crossing him.
Iary is very happy with everything he has just learned about trees, fully aware of what to avoid in the future. He comes to bring the good news back to his grandparents’ village, eager to take them all to plant in turn.

Graine de vie prepares to plant 12.000.000 trees

Graine de vie is preparing to plant 12,000,000 trees starting this December 2019 on the basis of the direct seeding technique. This technique is based on the direct introduction of the seed into the soil, without tillage. We distribute bags to the people who help us harvest 12 million seeds. These seeds will then be sent to all reforestation sites.