Treedom – Italy – Global impact

Treedom is an online platform that allows people and companies to plant trees remotely and offset CO2 emissions by directly financing small farmers in economic hardship – operating in 17 countries across the world, mainly in Latin America, Africa and South & Southeast Asia.

Short description social enterprise

Treedom is an alliance between farmers and supporters willing to make reforestation a sustainable source of long-term income for smallholders. Treedom empowers local communities to start new agricultural enterprises by helping them fill the time gap between planting a seed and growing a tree. The philosophy is to realize sustainable ecosystems and allow thousands of farmers to support the initial costs of planting new trees, ensuring food autonomy and income opportunities over time. 

Short description solution/tool

With Treedom farmers who want to plant trees are supported in the early years, when trees are not yet productive. Treedom provides farmers with know-how and technical support for planting and managing trees. Trees are photographed, geolocated and monitored by Treedom over time.

The tree species planted are native or respect the biodiversity of the different territories. Finally, all trees absorb CO2 in the course of their growth, naturally generating a benefit for the entire planet, as well as providing support to the communities. Treedom provides training and finance to the communities involved in the projects, obtaining extraordinary results in terms of their own empowerment. The trees and their fruits belong to the farmers, allowing them to diversify and supplement their income and in some cases to launch micro-entrepreneurship initiatives.

As a farmer cooperative, or partner to farmer communities, or change agent based in communities with an appetite to plant trees. Treedom selects tree-planting projects that can have a significant environmental and social impact in the communities involved. The proposed projects must include the planting of a minimum of 10,000 trees per year.

Available tools which could be useful for partners to farmer communities, or change agents based in communities:

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Similar tools (different tools, different organization, different region & language)

Other ‘tools’ to measure environmental impact – for partners to communities are:

  • open forest protocol – partners to communities are able to create proof-of-impact data of their forest preservation impact, that is verified by a network of independent experts:
  • pachama – as a partner to communities that contribute to forest growth and want to get carbon credits, Pachama can help assess land potential, secure upfront financing, monitor forest growth and drive efficiencies and cost-savings in the verification process:
  • Regen – as a partner to communities that contribute to ecological restoration, Regen can support financing it with carbon and ecological credits:

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