Megaplast’s tree planting projects

Reforestation tackles the multi-dimensions of poverty through short-term income increase (direct cash transfers through performance-based payments) and the building of human and natural capital, Megaplast tree-planting forests can contribute to making local livelihoods less vulnerable to shocks. Many of Megaplast’s tree planting projects, such as Nicaragua, are actively involved in setting up micro-enterprises resulting in positive livelihood impacts, such as strengthening small-scale timber industries, beekeeping or agroforestry that includes cash crops. Moreover, many PV projects disperse income through community funds used on in-kind benefits improving community infrastructure.