Running the World, For the World

 
$494
$6,506
Raised
Remaining

Summary

We are embarking on a journey to run the 7 continents and promote the importance of sustainability. Our focus is on the vital role that forests play in development, and we protect them by planting trees & curbing deforestation through sustainable agriculture. With your support, we are providing holistic solutions to the environmental and social challenges facing rural forest-edge communities. For each step we take, we will plant a tree, protect a tree, or change a life. Join us in the challenge!

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Forests are increasingly being threatened by the world's growing demands. With the global population estimated to be 10 billion by 2050, the world will need to nearly double its food production to meet demand, and forests will be under even greater pressure. Unless we work collectively to protect the world's forests while sustainably feeding everyone on the planet, we will continue to face worsening challenges of climate change, poverty, and hunger.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project helps to curb deforestation and improve food security through sustainable agriculture. We support rural smallholder farmers with a package of tools and services, providing tree seedlings for agroforestry, crop seeds for kitchen gardens, drip-irrigation kits, and technical training. These services reduce land degradation on farms, produce higher yields, and provide alternatives to cutting down trees. The project also involves an ongoing effort to reforest the local watershed.

Potential Long Term Impact

Conserving forests combats climate change, recharges watersheds, restores wildlife habitats, and leads to many other environmental benefits. The social benefits are equally important. By providing forest-edge farmers with resources and technical-training to increase productivity on their farms, we contribute to food security and poverty alleviation. With the tools and services offered by Rooted In Hope, farmers are able to reduce land degradation, grow excess produce, and earn extra income.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $494
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,506
Total Funding Goal: $7,000

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Organization

Rooted In Hope

Morgan Hill, California, United States
http://www.rootedinhope.org

Project Leader

Katie Emick

Morgan Hill, California United States

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