Created a biodegradable box that supports seedlings with water and shelter

Expo .. "Land Life" employs technology to plant trees on a large scale

  • The company's projects revitalize important ecosystems through reforestation.

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Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company to plant trees on a large scale, offering organizations a sustainable and transparent way to take climate action, offsetting carbon emissions by revitalizing nature, and whose mission is to help restore two billion hectares of degraded land worldwide. .

The company applies data and technology, such as drones, artificial intelligence, and monitoring applications, to every step of the farming process. By reforestation where it is most needed, the company's projects revitalize critical ecosystems, improve biodiversity, and create Long-term social and economic benefits to local communities

The company began planting trees all over the world, especially in areas that need intervention and assistance to restore tree areas, and its largest projects are currently underway in Spain, the United States (Texas and California) and Australia, along with Ghana, Cameroon and Mexico, in addition to Zambia, and the company seeks to expand areas The geography it covers over the coming years as an essential part of its mission around the world.

The company says that “reforestation not only reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but also helps restore biodiversity by providing a habitat for animals and trees that retain rainwater in the soil. By providing training and creating jobs, the company has an impact Positive for local communities within a more integrated sustainability organization.

“Technology is the key to successful large-scale reforestation efforts,” she explains, noting that in 2014, she developed a product called “Cocoon,” a 100% biodegradable fund that supports seedlings with water and shelter during its first year. Absorbing up to 25 liters of water, so the seedlings do not depend on external irrigation even in harsh conditions, and the product achieved a survival rate between 75 to 95% for the cultivated seedlings, as the irrigation method through the box reduces the irresponsible waste of water.

In order to track the impact of its projects, the company deploys remote sensing techniques on the ground, and data is collected to make operations more efficient, thus creating a greater impact, and the company explains that working within a plan that enables it to follow up on reforestation operations and take care of them in later stages until the goal is reached The final, broad and green forests, contribute to reducing the problems faced by the climate.

In 2017, Land Life received an Expo Live grant from Expo 2020 Dubai for the Grow Zambia project. The company used the funding to reforest a nickel mine in Zambia, and to plant fig and acacia trees.

In cooperation with UNICEF, the company has also created an interactive educational program to teach students the impact of deforestation and land restoration opportunities. effect of its action.

With 70% of Zambia's population under the age of 25, engaging youth is essential to building a greener country.

The plan includes planting 1,000 trees in schoolyards in Zambia, and educational programs will contribute to educating about 10,000 children to become environmental ambassadors in their communities, as restoring lands degraded due to mining and climate change in a sustainable way, and encouraging students to transfer their knowledge in their communities, will bring great benefits. Environment, Society and Economy of Zambia.

According to the United Nations, the world loses 10 million hectares of forest each year through deforestation, and land degradation affects nearly two billion hectares, and this loss has many adverse effects.

Forest loss and degradation are responsible for emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases, and at least 8% of forest plants and 5% of forest animals are currently at risk of extinction.

Degradation alone affects the well-being of 3.2 billion people, and costs more than 10% of the annual global gross product in lost ecosystem services.

Biodiversity

Forests cover about 30% of the world's land area, store an estimated 296 gigatons of carbon, and are home to the majority of the world's terrestrial biodiversity, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Forests are a source of fibre, fuel, food and fodder, and provide livelihoods for millions of people, including many of the world's poorest.

About 2.4 billion people use wood energy for cooking.

Forests help mitigate climate change and improve the quality of soil, air and water.

Forests, if sustainably managed, are also a source of renewable raw materials, crucially contributing to building circular economies.

The problem: the

loss of areas of agricultural land and its desertification.

The solution:

A biodegradable tree nursery to help plant and grow trees in infertile soil.

Sector:

Environment

Location:

Netherlands

Scope:

Zambia

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