For government-owned projects, more parties may be involved. Landowners, farmers, livestock herders and other users must be fully aligned on project goals and execution. Between regulators, owners and experts, a systemic plan for the future use of the land must be developed, including a specific tree planting plan.
COCOON planting project in Kenya with local farmers
The Land Life Company is committed to responsible land investments. Beyond a proper local stakeholder model, we strive for a healthy balance between productive land and nature. We aspire to contribute to ecosystem restoration, where principles like native species, biodiversity and mosaic landscape design apply. For productive areas we are committed to projects that reserve sufficient space for eco-agro zones (mix of areas of productive and native trees). We focus on developing strong, stress-resistant trees using mycorrhizal fungus, reducing the need for irrigation, fertlizers, herbicides, and pesticides.
Through our planting process, we also conduct soil tests to better understand planting conditions and to determine what interventions, if any, are required. Based on this analysis, we consult experts to identify what type of mycorrhizae is needed.
COCOON trees have a 80-95% survival rate and are always compared with control groups planted according to local standard practices.