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Meet our farmers

This month, we would like you to meet Sekanakoni Sikaliyoti from our Trees of Hope project in Malawi. Sekanakoni  uses the income he generates through Plan Vivo to fund his children's education and was even able to afford a solar panel for his house. Read his profile here.
To date...

Land use plans have been put in place to reduce over 1.8 million tonnes of CO2 emissions

10,000+ smallholders and 320+ community groups managing their land with plan vivos

$8 million has been channelled to developing country communities and institutions

Over 79,000 ha of land under improved management
Restoring India's Cloud Forest

101 Visions has created another great video on our REDD+ project in Khasi Hills, bringing together 10 indigenous kingdoms comprising 62 communities to form The Synjuk (Federation) of indigenous Khasi.
Welcome to another edition of the Plan Vivo Newsletter, with these last few months seeing a flurry of activity.

In April, Chris Stephenson took over the role heading up the executive function of the Foundation from Dhanush Dinesh, who has taken up a new challenge at CCAFS, based out of Copenhagen. We'd like to extend a very warm thank you to Dhanush for all his hard work and dedication and wish him the best for the future. 
«The fast food industry is a part of the problem. So we’d like to be part of the solution and challenge the industry in acting.»

Swedish food giant Max Hamburger shares some interesting insight into its motivations to reduce its carbon footprint. Its truly holistic approach includes food labelling, energy efficiency measures, renewable energy and 100% offsetting with Plan Vivo certificates. Read full article here.

Project news

Since our last update, the Yaeda Valley, Tanzania, annual report has now been published, and we've seen new Project Idea Notes (PINs) submitted for evaluation from the likes of Angola, Tanzania & Cameroon.

Training in Nicaragua & Colombia

Representatives of Plan Vivo & Taking Root will shortly embark on a trip to Latin America, rounding off with a capacity building workshop in Bogotá, Colombia, organised in collaboration with Fundación Natura. Please get in touch if you'd like to attend the 28-29th July workshops, which aim to raise awareness of Plan Vivo and its applicability to projects nationwide.
 
Himalayan Community Carbon Project: 12th registered Plan Vivo project

This project will manage the forest conservation and assisted natural regeneration of up to 16,160 ha, making it one of the most ambitious projects to date. Located in the areas of Dhankuta, Rupandehi, Banglung, and Dang in Nepal, it will be coordinated by Rupantaran and involves 95 community groups, with a capacity of 186,900 tCO2 annually. See video
PES Working Group, Indonesia

During May, Plan Vivo presented at a four-day capacity-building workshop in Bali, Indonesia, with the aim of accelerating certification of various local community forestry projects. Facilitated and organised by CFI, ICCO, FFI, KPSHK, Ford Foundation, Kemitraan, and Samdhana, the event welcomed a variety of Indonesian NGOs and relevant stakeholders.

CFI Director, Dr. Mark Poffenberger remarked, "This 4-day workshop succesfully linked community REDD+ projects to a global certification process that will potentially generate much needed funding to local forest conservation activities in Indonesia."
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