CLIMATE PROTECTION AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN JAVA, INDONESIA

Planting of 2400 trees (including avocado, macadamia nut, puspa, Cinnamomum v., Syzygium p.) and 4500 coffee bushes on an area of ​​3 hectares of impassable steep slopes at 1600 meters above sea level to protect against extreme weather events (heavy rain) and for disaster prevention (reduction of floods and soil erosion). The state will give the land to poor small farmers (average income per month EUR 70 to 100 resulting from 1-1,5 hectares of arable land) for use by the state for 30 years. In the first few years, families can also grow annual crops such as hot peppers in a type of “agro-forestry”. Before planting, soil science measures to protect against erosion (contour lines) are created and each planting hole is supplied with compost. The beneficiaries belong to a neighborhood group consisting of 15 families and, in an agreement with the local partner and the forestry authorities, undertake to grow at least 5 different tree species and not to clear the trees within 25 years. The plantations combine several positive features: they absorb C02 (without competing with food production), they protect against the negative effects of climate change (disaster preparedness) and they make a significant contribution to protecting natural resources and increasing the income of small-scale farming families that are disadvantaged in the Indonesian context. Using images including satellite images, the planting and care measures can be easily documented and checked.

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