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OBJECTIVES

The objective of Zhaoyang project is to empower local communities on the preservation of their ecosystem in order to restore biodiversity, ensure soil protection and rehabilitation while also increasing farmers’ incomes through planting fruit trees.

 

WHAT THIS PROJECT BRINGS

Improves agricultural conditions by combining trees and local crops

Reduces the pressure on the remaining forests by providing timber for domestic use as well as additional source of food and source of income thanks to the fruits produced

Fights deforestation and climate change

 

Location

Zhaoyang

Type

Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Yunnan Green Development Environment Foundation

Participants

343 farmers

Achievements

119 757 trees planted (environmental & fruit trees)

certifications

  • The Gold Standard is the most rigorous certification standard globally for carbon offset projects. It ensures that the projects actually reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and provide benefits to the local population.

Local partner

The project is implemented in partnership by the Yunnan Green Development Environment Foundation (YGF), a local foundation. The implementation team – former Initiative Développement staff – is already experienced in reforestation projects, with a deep local anchorage and good relationship with the local authorities.

Species planted

7 fruit tree species: Walnut, Chestnut, Apricot, Apple, Cherry, Aralia Chinensis, Hazelnut. These trees will bring a significant revenue to the farmers while requiring less management compared to crops.

7 environmental species: cypress, gingko, Robinia pseudoaccacia, Pinus Armandii, Cedar, Taxus Chinensis. These species have been selected as well adapted to their environment, and require a low care, what fits to their somehow harsh environment.

participants

The project is located in several villages of the townships of Jing’an, Qinggangling, Xiaolongdong and Sujiayuan (Zhaoyang county). Trainings on agroforestry practices and sustainable forest management are key to ensure the success of the project. Villagers are involved at every stage from project design to project implementation and monitoring. The local forestry department is actively engaged in trainings.

 

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