As part of Trees4Trees’ tree-planting process, our team in the field conducts community engagement sessions aimed at providing farmers with knowledge and information about tree-planting conditions and organic farming principles.
At this stage, our team also enters into partnership agreements with local farmers to establish them as tree grower partners in the upcoming reforestation program and ensuring the collection of data on farmers’ identities and land ownership details for the planting locations.
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This year, we’re partnering with more women farmers in various tree-planting areas. Our team in the Cisangkuy site (below) has already finished the socialization stage in Mekarsari Village and the Pati site (above) recently completed the tree-planting socialization session in Jrahi Village. In Pati, around 40% of tree grower partners are women, while in Cisangkuy, it’s about 30%. We encourage women farmers to participate in our tree planting program as part of our commitment to promoting women’s empowerment in our tree-planting operations.
The tree-planting partnership entails an agreement between local farmers and Trees4Trees. Before signing the agreement paper, our teams in Kebumen (above) and Ciminyak 3 (below) sites provide a detailed explanation of the tree-planting conditions. The partnership is formed based on the local farmers’ willingness to join the program, with informed consent.
After comprehending and accepting the planting conditions and program partnership, local farmers in the Mandalahaji Village of Cirasea 3 planting site (above) and Sindangkerta Village within the Ciminyak 2 site (below) proceed to sign the agreement form. The agreement encompasses commitments to practicing sustainable farming, abstaining from the use of environmentally harmful chemicals, refraining from land clearing, not employing underage workers, and safeguarding the conservation areas surrounding the planting sites throughout the collaboration.
In Nagreg Village, which is part of the Citarik site, a tree grower partner is in the process of signing the planting agreement. Alongside distributing copies of the agreement letter and organic farming brochures as instructional materials, Trees4Trees also provide each farmer with a hotline number they can use to report issues and ask for help throughout the partnership.
Our teams at the Cirasea 1 site (above) and Ciminyak 1 site (below) are actively sharing valuable insights and information with local farmers in Mekarwangi village and Tanjungwangi, respectively. This includes details about planting conditions, scheduling, and the principles of organic farming. The information covers aspects like estimating planting hole sizes, distributing tree seedlings, and setting up planting schedules.
A participant from Cinangela Village, part of the Cirasea 3 site, is acquiring knowledge on the organic cultivation of timber and versatile trees like fruit trees. This valuable knowledge is being obtained from a brochure shared by the Trees4Trees team. The session also covers organic cultivation knowledge-sharing for a diverse range of trees, including timber and fruit trees.
The knowledge-sharing session with farmers includes a demonstration of how to create planting holes. The Ciwidey team is providing a practical example of the proper size and depth for planting holes to farmers in the villages of Sukawening.
Our team from Cirasea 2 (above) is in discussions with farmers from Baleendah and Citarik team (below) is in discussion with farmers from Babakan Peteuy villages, regarding planting conditions. These discussions take place in a traditional Sundanese meeting house with an open-air design constructed from bamboo and wood. Sundanese traditional architecture is widely recognized in Indonesia for its eco-friendly design.