Ecogreen Agriculture Management doesn’t just plant trees for their ecological benefits, but to benefit people in need. Technically speaking, we are an agroforestry management company. Agroforestry intentionally combines agriculture and forestry to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems. Trees and shrubs are planted near crops and/or livestock, to the benefit of all.
By integrating both agriculture and forestry, we achieve improved soil quality, higher crop yields, and improved standards of living. We believe strongly that people must know the value of agroforestry and its benefit to them if they are to withstand pressure from developers or others who wish to strip trees from an area. Our role is to train communities in the latest agroforestry techniques, and to help spread and promote them.
Agroforestry is sometimes referred to as “trees on farms.” It’s actually much more than that. Agroforestry techniques are tailored to the needs of the community. In communal forests, tree-planting programs focus on large-scale reforestation and the development of non-timber forest products. In agricultural fields, fast-growing multipurpose tree species are integrated into the agricultural system to serve as windbreaks, firebreaks, woodlots, or living fences; as part of contour planting for erosion control; and as “alleys” that improve fertility in the adjacent soil. Similar techniques have been practiced around the world for thousands of years, and are especially effective in the developing world.
WHAT WE DO
We have tree-planting efforts in Malaysia and Indonesia. We have helped plant trees in an incredible range of environments from coastal areas to mountains, restoring soil that had been unproductive for decades or even hundreds of years.
On the islands of the Pacific, the combination of high tides and heavy rains brings great danger to the people of the coastal plains. We are working with local groups in Malaysia and Indonesia to restore tree cover to upland areas, so the land can absorb more water during storms and reduce the likelihood of flooding and mudslides.
Our planting trees Program delivered three critical services – tree planting, agroforestry training, and technical assistance – to local farmers in Malaysia and Indonesia. Ecogreen Agriculture Management planted more than a million trees in conjunction with one of our local partners.
MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
The destruction of the world’s forests not only harms the communities that depend on them, it increasingly affects us all.
Trees matter to all of us because they help mitigate global climate change. Land without trees is more vulnerable to both floods and drought. What’s more, deforestation and climate change are intimately connected. Each year, deforestation releases some two billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the greenhouse gases that is key to the earth’s warming. This represents nearly 25 percent of manmade emissions of CO2.
Fewer trees mean that more CO2 escapes into the earth’s atmosphere and prevents heat from escaping into space. Conversely, more trees reduce CO2 emissions, thus helping to lower the earth’s temperature.
Our simple plan for reducing human impact on the atmosphere is to reduce CO2 emissions as much as possible by discouraging deforestation, and to help absorb manmade CO2 by planting more trees in tropical locations.
Ecogreen Agriculture Management can helped thousands of communities in Asia to improve their earning capacity and restore the environment by planting million of trees. In this program, we could educate communities about the role of trees in the environment, energy efficiency, and other global issues.