Resource Details

TIST Reforestation in India

Project: Project - Nonprofit

Contact Info

info@tist.org

Affiliations

  • TIST - The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program

Link(s)

Species Info

  • Tectona grandis
  • Casuarina equisetifolia (exotic)
  • Eucalyptus grandis (exotic)
  • Mangifera indica
  • Psidium guajava
  • Pterocarpus santalinus
  • Aniba Rosaedora
  • Pouteria sapota
  • Pterocarpus Marsupium

Description

  • Since 1999, TIST's mission has been to identify local sustainable development goals that include tree planting and sustainable agriculture. Additionally, the organization has programs to address health, education, and nutrition.
  • Tree planting in India began in 2002. Since then 926,591 trees have been planted by 863 groups consisting of 5,116 group members and 496 villages.
  • Future plans include the involvement of more groups to plant more trees. Also TIST hopes to provide long-term revenue for the Small Group participants through the sale of greenhouse gas credits.

Geographical Region

  • South Asia
  • Ecosystems

    Country

  • India
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