Biodiversity: a sustainability garantee
ArboRise’s choice of forest species is carefully considered and meets the following criteria:
The choice of species is based on the advice of the local Water & Forestry authorities, confirmed by documentation such as:
The specialized websites www.agroforestry.org , https://plants.jstor.org/ and http://tropical.theferns.info/ provide a valuable complement to these publications. arboRise is also in contact with the National Forest Seed Center of Burkina Faso, which has supplied more than 10,000 seeds of 18 forest species for a pilot project in Kérouané.
Our choice of species will evolve according to seed harvests and germination rates in the field. In a collaborative spirit (and unlike other NGOs active in reforestation), arboRise makes this information available in a transparent manner to facilitate similar initiatives.
Common name: Neem
Type of foliage: Evergreen
Pollinator: Bees, Insects
Properties: Fruits are eaten fresh or cooked, or prepared as a dessert or lemonade-type drink. Its oil is used as a cosmetic, it can also be used as a pesticide.