The idea of ‘bringing back’ anything – be it wilderness or something else – is one that brings cheer to every heart. There’s something about the good old days – preserving age-old traditions, moulding the Read more…
Alaap is a social enterprise that works at the intersection of environmental degradation and poverty to ensure that both people and nature thrive in harmony.
Our mission is to catalyse reforestation at a scale that matters.
Our goal is to reforest India's 120 million hectares of degraded lands and create regenerative job opportunities for rural India.
Our Project Design
We create multi-layered forests using the Miyawaki Method and food forests on rural and urban community lands and unused/underused farmlands. Along with forest creation, we conduct skilling of young people in our project areas in afforestation methodologies, data collection and evaluation.
We don’t just plant trees; we create dense, native forests. Using the Miyawaki Method, our forests grow 10 times faster, are 30 times denser. We also make backyard forests for fuel, fodder and nutrition for local communities.
Our work generates employment and income opportunities for the local communities who create these forests. These include direct wages, seed-banks, nurseries and long term carbon offset based income streams.
Training and Skilling
Creating a forest today is only job half done. We invest in people today, so that they can create and protect a thousand forests tomorrow. Our work touches all key stakeholders including government, corporations and individuals.
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