India

One Dollar. One Tree.

Ranging from the Indian Ocean to the Himalayas, from the Bay of Bengal to the Hindu Kush, India's forests reflect the subcontinent's great diversity of landscapes & ecosystems. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Reduce hunger & malnutrition
  • Support at-risk coastal ecosystems
  • Assist marginalized communities by increasing income
  • India is a vast land full of contrasts. Moist and dry tropical forests, temperate and subtropical montane forests, alpine forests and mangrove forests are all found here. Recognized as one of the 17 “megadiverse” countries, around 8% of the world’s flora and fauna is found in India, including species like Bengal Tigers. With nearly 3,000, India supports the largest population globally. Additionally, India’s forests support the livelihoods of almost 275 million people, who depend on them for food, fuelwood, fodder and other forest products.
  • Our work in India is primarily focused on planting fruit trees. Our amazing partners are working with local communities across twelve Indian states to plant fruit trees to fight hunger, improve local economies, and combat climate change. Your support will help us make a huge difference. Each fruit tree we plant will equate to at least $10 USD in food and nutrition each year, with a cumulative value of 5 million dollars garnered over the next 50-60 years. While the socioeconomic benefits of this effort are undeniable, there are many ecological benefits too. India has some of the worst air quality in the world which is a massive drain on human health. Cue trees, which filter the air, trap pollutants, and provide thousands of pounds of breathable oxygen over their lifetimes.
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our India project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • The species we are currently planting across India include fruit trees such as apricot, banana, guava, jackfruit, lemon, moringa, lemon, papaya, pear, peach, pomegranate and many more. Moringa, papaya, and banana grow quickly and will provide food and fruit within 8-10 months of planting. Whereas, species like lemon, guava, apricot, pear, peach, and jujubes produce fruit within 3 years, but will ultimately provide a steady supply of food and income to small farmers in the long term.

Ranging from the Indian Ocean to the Himalayas, from the Bay of Bengal to the Hindu Kush, India's forests reflect the subcontinent's great diversity of landscapes & ecosystems. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Reduce hunger & malnutrition
  • Support at-risk coastal ecosystems
  • Assist marginalized communities by increasing income
  • India is a vast land full of contrasts. Moist and dry tropical forests, temperate and subtropical montane forests, alpine forests and mangrove forests are all found here. Recognized as one of the 17 “megadiverse” countries, around 8% of the world’s flora and fauna is found in India, including species like Bengal Tigers. With nearly 3,000, India supports the largest population globally. Additionally, India’s forests support the livelihoods of almost 275 million people, who depend on them for food, fuelwood, fodder and other forest products.
  • Our work in India is primarily focused on planting fruit trees. Our amazing partners are working with local communities across twelve Indian states to plant fruit trees to fight hunger, improve local economies, and combat climate change. Your support will help us make a huge difference. Each fruit tree we plant will equate to at least $10 USD in food and nutrition each year, with a cumulative value of 5 million dollars garnered over the next 50-60 years. While the socioeconomic benefits of this effort are undeniable, there are many ecological benefits too. India has some of the worst air quality in the world which is a massive drain on human health. Cue trees, which filter the air, trap pollutants, and provide thousands of pounds of breathable oxygen over their lifetimes.
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our India project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • The species we are currently planting across India include fruit trees such as apricot, banana, guava, jackfruit, lemon, moringa, lemon, papaya, pear, peach, pomegranate and many more. Moringa, papaya, and banana grow quickly and will provide food and fruit within 8-10 months of planting. Whereas, species like lemon, guava, apricot, pear, peach, and jujubes produce fruit within 3 years, but will ultimately provide a steady supply of food and income to small farmers in the long term.

DEFORESTATION IN INDIA

Map of deforestation in IndiaEXPLORE ON GFW

Despite the importance of India's diverse forests for ecosystem services, wildlife and the livelihoods of millions of people, forests have been severely depleted across the country. A huge push for economic development in the last decade has seen a rise in industrial projects, at the expense of forests and forest lands. According to government data, 14,000 square kilometres of forests were cleared to make way for thousands of industrial projects over the past 30 years. 

Today less than a quarter of the countries' geographic area is under forest cover. However, India's forest cover is slowly rebounding. The government has pledged to several commitments to restoring deforested and degraded landscapes, such as the Bonn Challenge. Furthermore, India is increasingly focusing on incorporating local communities into forest management. Given the livelihood benefits forests provide local communities this is good news in the push to get more trees in the ground and green India.


STORIES FROM THE FIELD

Dig deeper into what we're doing in India.

Indian woman

FOOD SECURITY

Planting fruit trees is an investment in the future of the environment and in healthy, sustainable food choices. Each tree we plant in India will provide at least $10 USD in food and nutrition each year, with a cumulative value of 5 million dollars garnered over the next 50-60 years.

Bananas

ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE

A mature tree can sequester up to 48 pounds of carbon per year. India suffers some of the worst air quality in the world, so planting trees is particularly useful in filtering and improving air quality. Trees actively help mitigate climate change as well through carbon sequestration.

Local Indian fruit

PREVENT DEFORESTATION

According to scientists, India has lost 40% of its natural forest cover in the last 95 years. Driven by mining, agriculture and urbanization, this profound forest loss can be remedied by reforestation. Restoring forests will improve the lives of the estimated 275 million Indians that depend on them.

Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action
Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water
Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land

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