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Making biodiverse forests financially viable for farmers

By Farmers for Forests
Ahmednagar, MH
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271+ tonnesCO2e neutralised
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The per day income of farm households in India is only about ₹277.

This is only compounded by agricultural lands continuing to degrade at an alarming rate. Land degradation is defined as a decline in productivity of the land, in terms of biodiversity or economic value. This can be caused by climate (droughts, floods etc.) or human-induced factors (urbanisation, industrialisation, change in land-use etc.)

More than half of the degraded land is rain-fed agricultural land or designated forest lands. This degradation weakens our first line of defence against a rapidly changing climate and increases food security risks for a burgeoning population.

How does the project tackle this?

Farmers for Forests reverses this by paying farmers to grow trees on their agricultural lands, and ensure they stay that way.
The work undertaken by Farmers for Forests ensures:

Maintain and increase forest cover
Provide farmers with an additional income stream
Increase soil quality and overall biodiversity
Reduce incidents of forest fire

About Farmers for Forests

Started in July 2022, Farmers for Forests is a not-for-profit headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra, with an ambitious vision to sequester 25 million tonnes of CO2e per year by 2025. This is equivalent to what nearly 8 million Indians emit annually.

This model which provides farmers with stable, supplemental income to maintain forest lands, was voted as one of the Top Innovators in the Trillion Trees: India Challenge.