We plant a tree with every order!
Location for July 2020: INDIA
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- We're teaming up with our local partners in order to support the needs of families while creating a positive impact for the environment. Fruit trees will be planted in the rural Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Odisha, where food scarcity has been amplified by the effects of COVID-19. At a time when many migrant laborers are returning home, planting trees in the homesteads, communities, and villages that dot these regions will help keep hunger at bay. And over time, it will create sustainable livelihoods for small farmers, changing lives and strengthening local economies.
- Each tree planted will provide at least $10 USD in food and nutrition each year, with a cumulative value of 5 million dollars garnered over the next 50-60 years. While the socioeconomic benefits of this project are undeniable, there are many ecological benefits, too!
- India has the lowest air quality in the world, which is bad news for human health, doubly so in the face of a respiratory virus. Cue trees, which filter the air, trap pollutants, and provide thousands of pounds of breathable oxygen over their lifetimes.
- The species we’ll focus on are: moringa, papaya, banana, lemon, guava, apricot, pear, peach, and jujubes. Moringa, papaya, and banana grow quickly and will provide food and fruit within 8-10 months of planting. Lemon, guava, apricot, pear, peach, and jujubes take a little longer (3 years) to produce fruit, but will ultimately provide a steady supply of food and income to small farmers.
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