The WithOneSeed initiative is the first internationally certified carbon farming program in Timor-Leste, providing financial incentives for subsistence farmers to undertake reforestation of their land. WithOneSeed is based on a community-based tree-planting program, whereby village-based plant nurseries are established to propagate seedlings that are planted by small holder subsistence farmers.
The simple premise of the WithOneSeed philosophy is that by putting an ‘earned’ dollar in a person’s pocket gives them the power to make decisions for themselves and their family. It is moving beyond charity and aid to a sustainable livelihood that delivers respect, self-esteem, self-determination and self-reliance.
WithOneSeed is a program of the xpand Foundation which has created the TreeO2 community forestry management platform.
WithOneSeed has adopted 3202 trees