Vote now - 1 Million Trees Program from Central Kalimantan among Top Ten Finalists in 2017 Solution Search Contest “Farming for Biodiversity” supported by the German Government

“Farming for Biodiversity” Enlarge image (© Fairventures Worldwide) Vote now - 1 Million Trees Program from Central Kalimantan among Top Ten Finalistsin 2017 Solution Search Contest “Farming for Biodiversity” supported by the German Government

German NGO Fairventures Worldwide with its 1 Million Trees Program in Central Kalimantan is a finalist in the 2017 Solution Search contest, “Farming for Biodiversity”.

This contest is a unique effort to identify and celebrate innovative agriculture solutions that strengthen biodiversity and its benefits to food security, livelihoods and nutrition.

“Farming for Biodiversity” Enlarge image (© BMUB/ Anja Betker) Selected out of an unprecedented 338 entries, 1m Trees is a joint program by the German NGO Fairventures Worldwide and the local foundation Borneo Institute in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. The aim of the program is to revitalize deforested and degraded land with multi-species agroforestry system, utilizing the soil-improving qualities of pioneer species such as Paraserianthes Falcataria and Anthocephalus Cadamba to create a basis for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables. In a second step, the fertility of the areas is further enhanced with compost and permaculture techniques. The livelihoods are then diversified by planting fruit trees and timber species with longer rotations. The fast-growing timber can be harvested after 5-8 years, is relevant for the wood industry and provides a livelihood for the local population, while the vegetables and fruit improve nutrition and food security

To vote for Fairventures Worldwide, visit https://solutionsearch.org/entityform/134

“Farming for Biodiversity” Enlarge image (© Fairventures Worldwide) Solution Search is a global-crowdsourcing competition designed to identify, spotlight and promote the most promising approaches to conservation and development challenges

This contest is part of a larger project run in joint partnership by Rare, IFOAM-Organics International and the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat and is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI), a German initiative supported by The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

“Farming for Biodiversity”

“Farming for Biodiversity”