India: A Protective and Nutritive Natural Barrier

Find out how Livelihoods NGO partner NEWS regenerated their ecosystem in the Sundarbans, India by planting 25 million mangrove trees and developing eco-tourism activities around them.

Indonesia: Mangroves Spurring New Businesses

With the support of Livelihoods, the NGO Yagasu mobilized thousands of coastal villagers in Sumatra to plant 18 million mangrove trees. Discover how these mangroves are creating aquaculture activities and producing other valuable by-products like jams, cookies and even batik scarves!

Guatemala: Improving Livelihoods by Saving Biodiversity

Livelihoods' agroforestry project with the NGO Fundaeco in Guatemala will allow thousands of smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods by introducing them to valuable crops like cardamom that they can grow alongside their subsistence crops in order to increase their incomes.

Momentum from the COP21 continues: Firmenich and Veolia to join Danone and Mars in a new fund that creates mutual benefits for smallholder farmers, business and the environment

Firmenich and Veolia are the latest partners to join the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming, a fund dedicated to sustainably transforming the supply chains of companies that was co-launched by Danone and Mars, Inc. in 2014.

Happy New Year 2016!

Sending a positive message of hope from the participants of our clean cookstove project in Burkina Faso. Thanks to Livelihoods and its NGO partner Tiipaalga, tens of thousands of rural women are now equipped with efficient stoves in Africa. In this photo, the women are standing proudly beside cookstoves they built themselves using their own hands, local clay and hatched straw.

Shaping Supply Chains of the Future

Livelihoods, whose new investment fund is dedicated to improving the productivity and livelihoods of smallholder farmers- presented its unique model bringing together the public and private sectors at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Paris this past Saturday (December 5). Considered the largest event on the sidelines of the COP21, the GLF brought together 3,000 participants from across the forestry, agriculture, finance and other sectors to discuss the role of sustainable land use in achieving climate and development goals and to forge solutions.

Investing in Landscapes

Livelihoods presents its new fund Livelihoods 3F at the Global Landscapes Forum in London

COP21: Decisionmakers should look to soil in solving tomorrow’s climate change challenges

The objective of the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris is to reach a universal legally binding agreement to combat climate change with commitments from developed and developing countries to limit greenhouse gas emissions to below 2°C before commitments run out. Discussions are focused on reducing carbon emissions with little on “positive carbon" – the gigantic masses of carbon silently stored in natural and agricultural ecosystems, which human activity has the power to destroy or convert to good use. This is a shame because soil is a vital part of the solution.

Livelihoods launches its 2nd fund dedicated to family farming!

New fund to invest 120 million euros in the next 10 years to implement projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, helping more than 200,000 smallholder farmers and 2 million people and boosting the sustainability of their crops.

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Livelihoods mangrove restoration project in the Sundarbans
 
Senegal
Restauration of mangroves
 
Indonesia
Livelihoods mangrove restoration project in the province of North-Sumatra
 
India
Livelihoods agroforestry project in Araku
 
Kenya
Hifadhi clean cookstove project
 
Guatemala
Livelihoods agroforestry project
 
Araku Valley, India
Livelihoods Network Camp 2012 - The Fruits of Hope
 
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Livelihoods Network Camp 2015 - Farmers have talent!


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Our mission is to help rural farming communities
restore their ecosystems in order to sustainably improve their incomes and livelihoods.

Our Funds

Livelihoods Carbon Fund

Ten large companies have invested €40m in our first investment fund, which has enabled the plantation of 130 million trees that will benefit one million people and sequestrate nearly 10 million tons of carbon.

Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming

Launched with Danone and Mars, Inc., our second investment fund will commit €120m to sustainably convert 200,000 hectares of farmland in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The fund’s projects will benefit 2 million people and help companies to sustainably transform their supply chains.

"Over every mountain there is a path although it may not be seen from the valley."

− Theodore Roethke

"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another."

− Mahatma Gandhi

"The future depends on what you do today."

− Mahatma Gandhi
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