Countries where we operate
Local projects and agroforestry
The endogenous approach and the territorial anchoring are the foundations of Graine de Vie’s philosophy. This is why the installation of our local projects is based on a local initiative. The authorities (communal and customary) and the village associations (women, farmers, schoolchildren) contact us after hearing about our actions in the surrounding villages. Through our exchanges, they understand more and more how the massive destruction of their forests threatens their supply of wood, water and food. In fact, in
In the countries where we are active, 85% of the population survives only thanks to natural resources. By becoming aware of this, they become
themselves the main actors of reforestation. Our role is to provide them with a nursery in their often isolated villages, producing 10,000 young cash crop tree seedlings each year (trees producing resources for the population) and forest trees for reforestation.
Graine de Vie also implements large-scale tree planting projects based on the “direct seeding” technique. This technique, which consists of selecting, treating and planting seeds directly into the soil at the beginning of the rainy season, allows us to reforest large areas quickly and at a lower cost.
to reforest large areas quickly and at a lower cost.
Restoration and protection of protected areas
Protected areas such as national parks, special reserves, classified forests and sacred forests are generally the last remnants of primary forest that must be secured, protected and restored at all costs. By collaborating with the managers of these areas such as Madagascar National Park in Madagascar or traditional chiefs in Benin, Graine de Vie contributes to safeguarding these natural heritages.
These projects include forest restoration within the parks themselves and the creation of nurseries in the outlying communities to provide wood reserves for the population that we sensitize, as well as new resources through the planting of fruit trees, coffee, cocoa, clove trees, ravintsara, etc…
Restoration and protection of mangroves
The restoration of degraded mangroves is essential because this ecosystem contributes to the environmental balance of coastal regions. On the one hand, it is an important refuge of biodiversity. On the other hand, mangroves also protect the coastline and the villages located there against coastal erosion and cyclones. Finally, mangroves are the terrestrial ecosystem with the highest capacity to absorb CO2.