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Regreening projects
Trees for the Sahel, Regreening North Burkina Faso 2015-2018
Trees for the Sahel, Regreening North Burkina Faso 2015-2018

Regreening the Sahel, Dogonkiria en Soucoucoutane, Niger
Regreening the Sahel, Dogonkiria en Soucoucoutane, Niger, 2017

Villagers planting trees in Mopti region, Mali
Regreening projects, Mopti to Segou, Mali, 2015-2018

Regreening the Sahel, Dogonkiria en Soucoucoutane, Niger
Regreening the Sahel, Dogonkiria en Soucoucoutane, Niger, 2015-2016

Sustainable conservation and food security, Région Maritime, Togo
Sustainable conservation and food security for 20 villages, Région Maritime, Togo, 2011-2014

Training in sustainable organic farming, Burkina Faso
Sustainable Management and Recovery Sahel Ecosystem, Burkina Faso, 2014-2015

Reforestation result near Mampu, seen from the air
Reforestation and sustainable management of ecosystems in the Kwilu district, D.R. Congo, 2011-2013

Energy-efficient wood stove
Reforestation, Burkina Faso, 2011-2013

Regreening Initiative, Niger
Regreening Initiative, Phase 2, Niger, 2012-2013

Reforestation of desertified soil. Turing project visit, November 2010
Communal management of grazing land and forest restoration in Ségou, Mali, 2009-2011

Regreening Initiative, Niger
Regreening Initiative, Niger, 2010-2011

Nursery of economically interesting trees for analogous reforestation, Missahoe Forest Reserve, Togo
Sustainable agriculture/forestry in the Missahoe Forest Reserve, Togo, 2010-2012

Missahoe forest reserve, Togo
Sustainable agriculture/forestry in the Missahoe Forest Reserve, Togo, 2007-2009

Projectdetails
TiipaalganewTree Trees for the Sahel, Regreening North Burkina Faso 2015-2018
Tiipaalga was founded in 2006 by the Swiss organisation newTree and is its local partner in Burkina Faso,. The organisation wants to green the Sahel and which requires interventions that are implemented in cooperation with the village communities. Twenty areas of three hectares are fenced off each year in order to give the local environment a chance to regenerate. These scattered green oases have positive carry-over effects in adjacent regions. In addition, 500 hectares of land is being sustainably managed using assisted natural regeneration' methods, which include pruning techniques and contour ridges to counteract erosion The community is being trained in income generating activities that do not consume wood, such as producing honey, nuts and fodder, and each year 10,000 additional women cook on wood-saving ovens.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €150,000 in the coming years to expand this work (of which, €50.000 in 2017). see also:
      Tiipaalga: other projects
      newTree: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
Trees for the Sahel, Regreening North Burkina Faso 2015-2018
Trees for the Sahel, Regreening North Burkina Faso 2015-2018


Both ENDSCRESA Regreening the Sahel, Dogonkiria en Soucoucoutane, Niger, 2017
The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
Both Ends en CRESA werken samen aan het stimuleren van boeren om op hun eigen land bomen en planten te laten groeien.

De Turing Foundation droeg sinds 2010 al € 268,000 bij aan dit project. Als overbrugging tot de vervolgfinanciering die Both Ends aan het realiseren is, draagt de Turing Foundation in 2017 nog tot € 35,000 bij aan dit project. see also:
      Both ENDS: other projects
      CRESA: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Niger
Regreening the Sahel, Dogonkiria en Soucoucoutane, Niger
Regreening the Sahel, Dogonkiria en Soucoucoutane, Niger


Tree Aid Regreening projects, Mopti to Segou, Mali, 2015-2018
Tree Aid helps villagers in arid areas in Africa unlock the potential of trees to combat poverty and protect nature. Together with local conservation organisations, such as the Malian Association for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (AMCFE), Tree Aid wants to work via subprojects in order to green a 400 km long corridor between Mopti and Segou. This subproject involves nearly 1,000 farmers in 15 villages in the municipalities Samine and Sakoiba. Farmers learn to manage their land better, which increases tree density per hectare and improves agricultural productivity and soil quality.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €125,000 towards this next phase in the green corridor in Mali (of which, €50,000 in 2016). see also: Other projects in focus country Mali
Villagers planting trees in Mopti region, Mali
Villagers planting trees in Mopti region, Mali


Both ENDSCRESA Regreening the Sahel, Dogonkiria en Soucoucoutane, Niger, 2015-2016
BothEnds and CRESA have been working together since 2010 to encourage farmers to grow trees and plants on their land. 'Farmer Managed Natural Regreening' is a cost effective method, and the initiative has resulted in the regeneration of 621,000 hectares of land. Work in Dogonkiria and Soucoucoutane will be intensified over the next years, which will result in the re-greening of another 500 hectares. In addition, the local capacity is strengthened so that local support can be further increased independently, training can be provided on management and developments monitored and assessed.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €80,000 in 2015, which is more than half of the total budget. The Turing Foundation has already supported Phase I of the project with €118,000 and Phase II with €70,000. see also:
      Both ENDS: other projects
      CRESA: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Niger
Regreening the Sahel, Dogonkiria en Soucoucoutane, Niger
Regreening the Sahel, Dogonkiria en Soucoucoutane, Niger


CREMAStichting Het R.C. Maagdenhuis Sustainable conservation and food security for 20 villages, Région Maritime, Togo, 2011-2014
The R.C. Het Maagdenhuis Foundation has been working with CREMA (Centre de Recherche et d'Essai de Modeles d'Autopromotion) in Togo since 2003. Now the project wants to start training 4,000 farmers in the very poor southeast of Togo how to use organic farming methods to improve the yield and storage of corn. On top of that, a 125-acre area will be reforested with a total of 125,000 trees and shrubs (macuna and cajanus cajan) that enrich the soil. The project facilitates extra capacity from CREMA itself and extra attention will be paid to land use by and land transfer to women. Eventually, nature will be restored and protected, and the life standard in 20 villages will be structurally improved.

The Turing Foundation contributed € 33,000 to the project's pilotphase and will also finance the second phase based on those results.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 55,000 to the second part of the project (€ 10.000 in 2014), with the R.C. Het Maagdenhuis Foundation as co-financer. see also:
      CREMA: other projects
      Stichting Het R.C. Maagdenhuis: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
Sustainable conservation and food security, Région Maritime, Togo
Sustainable conservation and food security, Région Maritime, Togo


newTreeTiipaalga Sustainable Management and Recovery Sahel Ecosystem, Burkina Faso, 2014-2015
Tiipaalga in Burkina Faso was founded in 2006 and is the local counterpart of the Swiss foundation newTree. The organisation wants to create a green Sahel by improving the fertility of the soil, preventing erosion, and reintroducing indigenous trees. Their goals require interventions that are carried out with help of the village communities. For example, plots of 3 ha are fenced off so nature will have a chance to regenerate. People are also taught about sustainable (farming) techniques and environmentally-friendly activities that earn them a living, including beekeeping and growing animal feed. Women are taught to make, use and maintain wood-saving ovens.

The Turing Foundation will be contributing € 28,000 to expand the project to 5 villages. see also:
      newTree: other projects
      Tiipaalga: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
Training in sustainable organic farming, Burkina Faso
Training in sustainable organic farming, Burkina Faso


Congodorpen Reforestation and sustainable management of ecosystems in the Kwilu district, D.R. Congo, 2011-2013
Congodorpen (formerly known as CDI Bwamanda) is a Belgian NGO dedicated to education and sustainable agriculture in D.R. Congo. To lift the ecological pressure from the Kwilu district, restore the forests and structurally improve the soil quality, CDI introduces agro-forestry methods. For example, the hill ridges of 1,235 acres of heavily degraded savannah will be reforested, and 1,235 acres of oil palm trees will be planted in the valleys. In order to be able to carry out these plans, CDI will be working with over 200 farmer organisations with a total of 20,000 members.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 75,000 to the project (€ 25.000 in 2013). see also:
      Congodorpen: other projects
      Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
Reforestation result near Mampu, seen from the air
Reforestation result near Mampu, seen from the air


ChildFund Stiftung gGmbHIDEES/ACG Reforestation, Burkina Faso, 2011-2013
The Burkina Faso desert is swiftly advancing. And due to logging for home use, the country loses 80,000 acres of forest every year. ChildFund and the local IDEES/ACG offers trainings for sustainable land use and alternative sources of income, and provides small wood-saving stoves made of clay. Moreover, in six village communities 'Community forests' will be planted, accompanied by agro-forestry trainings.

The Turing Foundation donated € 55,000 to the project, which ends 31 december 2013. see also: Other projects in focus country Burkina Faso
Energy-efficient wood stove
Energy-efficient wood stove


Both ENDSCRESAVU-CIS Regreening Initiative, Phase 2, Niger, 2012-2013
In 2010, Both Ends and CIS-VU (Centre for International Cooperation -VU University Amsterdam) started the Re-greening Initiative in Niger with the help of local NGO CRESA. It involves the natural regeneration of 80,000 hectares of land, aimed at recovering nature and improving the living conditions of the local people. Phase 1 of the project saw the realization of field activities and trainings regarding re-greening in 46 villages, the installation of 38 village committees, and the start of a lobby to raise support for re-greening. Phase 2 will be focused on intensifying the project, expanding the re-greening approach to surrounding villages and regions, and strengthening the lobby for widespread re-greening support within the Nigerian government.

In 2012, the Turing Foundation will be donating € 70,000 to the second phase of the project. For the first phase, the initiators previously received € 118,000. see also:
      Both ENDS: other projects
      CRESA: other projects
      VU-CIS: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Niger
Regreening Initiative, Niger
Regreening Initiative, Niger


ALPHALOGICCO Communal management of grazing land and forest restoration in Ségou, Mali, 2009-2011
The agricultural region Ségou frequently suffers from food shortages caused by the exhaustion of agricultural and grazing land. Forests are chopped down for fire wood and frequently disputes arise about the scarce wells and between nomadic herdsmen and landowners. In order to stop the advancing desert, this project teaches the local population to grow their own trees for replanting or for sale, wells are being dug for the livestock and trees are being planted, such as the baobab that is threatened with extinction. In order to restore the ecological balance, at least 50 hectares of forest are to be planted every year. In addition, members of the local authority and other people involved are trained in communal environmental management.

The Turing Foundation supports the Malian organisation ALPHALOG through the development organisation ICCO with € 110,000, of which € 30.000 in 2011, the final year of the project. ALPHALOG collaborates with the Malian Turing partners OMAES, AMSS and GRAT. see also:
      ICCO: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Mali
Reforestation of desertified soil. Turing project visit, November 2010
Reforestation of desertified soil. Turing project visit, November 2010


Both ENDSCRESAVU-CIS Regreening Initiative, Niger, 2010-2011
Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, with three-quarters of its surface covered by desert and 85% of its population being entirely dependent on agriculture. Both Ends and the VU Centre for International Cooperation, in association with local organisation CRESA, want to help start the natural regeneration of 80 hectares of land by creating a 'green zone', and by doing so recover nature and improve local living standards. A total of 1,200 farmers and 60 technicians will be trained in afforestation and forest restoration, and 40 village committees will be supplied with necessary materials.

The Turing Foundation will donate a total amount of € 118,000 to the project (€ 45.000 in 2011) that will run until the end of this year. see also:
      Both ENDS: other projects
      CRESA: other projects
      VU-CIS: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Niger
Regreening Initiative, Niger
Regreening Initiative, Niger


LCRIUCN Nederland Sustainable agriculture/forestry in the Missahoe Forest Reserve, Togo, 2010-2012
The local organisation Les Compagnons Ruraux works hard to recover the Missahoe forest reserve in Togo. Based on positive results of earlier forest recovery programmes, 7000 people of five villages will be involved in a project of 'analogous planting'. New plantings will have almost the same function as rain forests but will in part consist of economically interesting species, such as coffee, pepper trees and certain fruit trees. In the third phase of the project, which will last one more year, another 50,000 trees will be planted, 10 information campaigns will be launched, the production of cocoa - which has by now started - will be certified and 12 volunteers will be trained in forest fire fighting.

In 2010, the Turing Foundation provides funding for this project via IUCN NL, donating € 44,000. Earlier, the Turing Foundation financed the construction of two schools in this area. see also:
      LCR: other projects
      IUCN Nederland: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
Nursery of economically interesting trees for analogous reforestation, Missahoe Forest Reserve, Togo
Nursery of economically interesting trees for analogous reforestation, Missahoe Forest Reserve, Togo


LCRIUCN Nederland Sustainable agriculture/forestry in the Missahoe Forest Reserve, Togo, 2007-2009
In Togo, IUCN Nederland works together with the local organisation Les Compagnons Ruraux to recover part of the rainforest. This rainforest has been seriously impoverished due to human activities, but it still houses a very important biodiversity. Based on positive experiences in an earlier forest recovery programme, 7,000 people of five villages will be involved in a project of 'analogous planting'. This means that the new plantings will have almost the same function as the rainforest, but will in part consist of economically interesting species of trees, such as coffee, pepper tree and certain kinds of fruit trees.

The Turing Foundation finances this project, which runs until July 2009 (€ 83,000). see also:
      LCR: other projects
      IUCN Nederland: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
Missahoe forest reserve, Togo
Missahoe forest reserve, Togo