The communities that cooperate with TroFaCo and its partners enjoy good benefits. In Cambodia we calculated those in our final report to the donor (Nordic Climate Facility), who funded the beginning. It turned out the communities over the coming 20 years will enjoy benefits that are five times larger than the initial investments – on top…Details
We visit each planting one time per year. Our Monitoring and Reporting specialist leads a team from our partner or local office, together with interested farmers. First we count the number of surviving trees. Then we take out a tape measure and measure around the trunks of one of one in every 10 or 20…Details
The general approach: TroFaCo strongly believes in collaboration with the communities. So we or rather, our local partner ask the community they can select people among them who know about trees. Usually there is one or more in a village (or in neighbour village) who knows. That person is then given a contract by TroFaCo’s…Details
Which types of trees do troFaCo support? Mainly timber-species or which ones?
TroFaCo and its partners leave it to the villagers to select which kinds of trees they want. Usually they choose a variety of species, even within the same planting. Some trees, such as Mango or Tamarind, they can use for fruits. Either they can consume the fruit or sell it at the market. Those trees…Details
It appears TroFaCo is not certified by any usual standard. Why is that?
TroFaCo is very effective in getting benefits to local villages and accurate documentation to you. That is because we use a unique verification system, instead of certification by outsiders. There are mainly three reasons we chose to do our own verification : 1) Development of projects and their verification under the various standards is expensive (often…Details