arboRise is a particularly active community and our members can be proud of it!
Not a member of the community yet? Interested in joining?
At the annual general assembly, the members of the association met to review the activities of the past 12 months since the foundation of arboRise. The results are extremely positive, both in terms of our impact on the field and in terms of funding, research and communication activities. With the active support of our members, the committee is committed to continuing to develop our activities with the same momentum. After 150 hectares, our goal is to reforest 400 hectares by the next general assembly in September 2022. Thank you to our many members for their encouragement!
arboRise takes part to the Festival Objectif Terre, in a quite mineral and urban atmosphere 😉 …because the Festival has decided to occupy the site of the Galicienne, on the outskirts of Lausanne. Thank you to all those who visited us at the stand. What good exchanges ! …many families are there with their children… …a Swiss nurse living in Banjul (Gambia) came to say hello as a “neighbour”… …a father and his family tribe who are reforesting a plot of land near their home using the Forêt Gourmande method… …a mother and her daughter very active on TikTok… …a person in charge of sustainable development in a town on the coast… …young and not so young, people from here and elsewhere, a beautiful diversity whose common point is the mobilization for the environment. Thank you to the Festival for making such a mobilisation possible!
Many thanks to Sophie Proust, journalist at La Première of the Swiss Radio Television, for the interview on arboRise in the programme Le Grand Air which you can listen to here: https://www.rts.ch/play/radio/le-grand-air/audio/les-forets-contre-le-dereglement-climatique?id=12392870 What a pleasure to be able to share our ideas calmly and in the middle of nature! Le Grand Air: a good breath! 😊 All the answers to the other questions about arboRise are available on our FAQ
The Vajra Foundation for Humanitarian and Sustainable Development is supporting arboRise’s work for Guinean women with a substantial donation. We would like to thank the foundation committee and its president for their support! With our participation model, we promote the involvement of women farmers in reforestation activities. Their work is remunerated on an equal basis with that of men, in accordance with our ethical principles. The financial contribution of the Vajra Foundation will be used in particular to strengthen this aspect of our activities. Those who would like to learn more about the context in which the women of Upper Guinea live will be fascinated to read Mabetty Touré’s thesis “Les rapports de genre et la filière néré en Haute Guinée” (2104, Université de Toulouse). In this detailed study, we discover how the exploitation of the néré seed by women is able to increase their autonomy “Gender asymmetries consisting of
The research fund ETH for Development (ETH4D) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich is financing a research project with arboRise. ForDev – the research institute for forest management in the context of development – will study the social impact of our work in Guinea during three field missions: both the visible effects and possible collateral damage or benefits. In this way, we want to discover new possibilities to strengthen the sustainability of our activities by better understanding which local socio-cultural characteristics can favour or prevent reforestation. ForDev has developed a specific and collaborative methodology to study stakeholder interactions in development projects related to forests, especially tropical forests. This research by ETH4D is in line with arboRise’s commitment to adopt an ethical and people-friendly approach at all times.
Tree planting? let’s check some facts and figures: 100 days for 75,000 trees planted: in three months, our team convinced 75 families in 9 villages to collect and pellet 10,000 seeds each from one of their seed trees, and another 75 families to reforest and maintain 2 hectares of land. In all, at least 150 people immediately benefited from the project, not to mention the involvement of numerous village and prefectural authorities who encouraged the population to plant trees. Because it is urgent! 750,000 pellets of seed have been sown on 150 hectares of land. Half of them are expected to germinate and half to survive the first three years. One hectare of rainforest has between 300 and 500 mature trees capable of reproducing. So in the long run our action should generate 75,000 diversified trees, useful to the population. Tree planting in Guinea is cost-effective: this reforestation campaign has
What a pleasure to see the first sprouting! The conditions are indeed ideal: it’s raining, it’s warm and the cattle are staying in the pen. It is up to the young tree to take advantage of these conditions to grow and survive parasites and fungal diseases. In our hyper-protected world, we forget that life is full of surprises and risks. Good luck, little shoot!