Water supplies are a part of the reforestation projects sustainable management, such as improving water quality and quantity and contributing to the reduction of water-related risks such as floods. Reforestation helps trees and woodlands act as water reservoirs as they prevent the occurrence of flash floods. In addition to that, polycultures because of their storage capacity, keep water in ponds and streams which is used when water is scarce.
The reforestation projects empower women and focus on empowering female farmer workers, it also focuses on equally educating and providing access to education for both girls and boys
Reforestation projects ensure that activities of individual projects are balanced with the needs of smallholder farmers and/or communities depending on subsistence agriculture. By using agroforestry systems, farmers can increase soil fertility and agricultural production, thereby boosting produce availability for household consumption or commercial agriculture. Moreover, Megaplast’s economic aid to agroforestry projects can spread risk for smallholders by using different types of tree species, cater for timber, fruit, and provide shade for plants that need to partially be shaded, this technique is called intercropping.
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.
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