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Agroforestry to combat land degradation in Karnataka

By SayTrees
Tumakuru, Karnataka
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Every $1 invested in land restoration, provides a $7-$30 return in economic benefits.

30% of India's lands are fast degrading.
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?

SayTrees undertakes tree plantations and water conservation projects across several Indian cities.
SayTrees designs their interventions with the local communities in mind — and is tailored to suit the local biodiversity and ecological constraints.
The work undertaken by SayTrees 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 SayTrees

SayTrees is a not-for-profit headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka with a grand vision to work with 10 million farmers and restore 10 million hectares of land by 2035.

They are experts at designing local, nature-based solutions to the global problem of Climate Change, and were voted one of the Top Innovators in the Trillion Trees: India Challenge.