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Provide credible and exciting climate action, that is large-scale, regenerates natural capital, benefits the communities suffering most from global warming and connects people.
Become a widely recognised and commercially viable supplier of carbon offsets for private people and innovative companies and public entities.
Tropical Farmer Connect (or TroFaco in short) is a Danish international recognized social enterprise that help local village associations or cooperatives in tropical coutries plant useful trees of local species. The villagers enjoy many benefits, such as fruits or medicine from the trees. They may plant mango and sell the fruits, or Moringa or Neem trees for medicine. Neem is often called ‘the village drugstore’.
TroFaCo then sell climate offsets based on the CO2 absorbed by the trees.
The benefits from fruits, medicine and from the protection the trees provide against erosion are very large, and more important to the villages than the income from carbon. The trees simply are good development. Therefore the people take good care of them.
Usually the local associations put their share of the offsets-related income into their savings groups, later to be used for common purposes, such as better roads, health clinic or other.
Many farmers also view the trees themselves as savings; when harvested after many years (and new replanted at low costs) they can bring good income to be used by the association or for other, common village purposes.
When we have established good collaboration with one village, we ask them if they want to produce herbs, fruits or other agricultural products for a reliable company in Europe or USA. If they agree, we try and find such a customer and help build mutually beneficial relations. This also helps development of the local communities.
Here you can watch a video showing the work of our local organization in Cambodia called CAFACA:
The EU Commission's Climate-KIC