CategorySouth Asia

How the Restoration Economy Incentivizes Growing Trees

By Sofia Faruqi and Will Anderson | World Resources InstituteOriginally published by One Tree Planted How do we simultaneously fight climate change and improve food security? Is there a way for us to protect wildlife while creating jobs? What about better air and water quality? The answer: landscape restoration. Restoring degraded land by growing trees in forests and on farms not only...

COVID updated timeline plan

Update May 5 – We have nixed the August date, and now include a date of October 11-16, 2020 as Plan A, with Dec 6-12, 2020 as Plan B. With plenty of virtual interaction leading up to the in-person meetings. In a letter we recently sent to all applicants to the Land Accelerator, we described the Land Accelerator team’s plan in response to COVID. The letter is below. The first thing we...

Notes about eligibility

We have also heard from many amazing companies, “I am not sure if my company qualifies.”  We would like to provide some guidance. The overall premise is, if you are NOT sure if your company would qualify or not, we would encourage you to apply. Please see a few FAQs below that may further clarify: Q: My project is not structured as a company. Actually, it is a part of a non-profit initiative...

Webinar: Financing for your land restoration business

This webinar focused on explaining how impact entrepreneurs can leverage their strengths to find appropriate financing. Check out the recording of the webinar below: The webinar featured Moses Kimani of Lentera Africa, alumni from the Land Accelerator Africa 2018, who discusses his experiences and lessons with raising funds, his recent new focus to his business, as well as his experience with the...

How farming in forests could sustain the planet

Reuniting farmland with trees has the potential to improve agricultural productivity and boost food security by creating a landscape that does not become exhausted through overuse. Land Accelerator companies are identifying and scaling business models that help to restore the land and also provide financial benefits to farmers, forest dwellers, and land owners. Are you a land restoration...

Webinar: Biodiversity and your business

Held on Feb 13, 2020 over 60 entrepreneurs joined for a conversation featuring ways to ensure your company is doing its best to respect and promote biodiversity. Three experts shared techniques to incorporate biodiversity into business operations, consider biodiversity when planning land use change associated with expanding your business’s footprint, and collect and report on biodiversity impact...

Exclusive: Top tips for applying to the Land Accelerator

World Resources Institute, Sangam Ventures, and the IKEA Foundation combined forces to launch the Land Accelerator South Asia on Wed. Jan 29. The launch featured speakers from all three partner organizations as they shared the opportunity and tips for applying for the Land Accelerator with entrepreneurs around South Asia. Covered in the below video and PowerPoint presentation are topics such as...

Webinar: Climate resiliency for your business

WRI hosted the inaugural webinar targeting environmental and business issues for Land Restoration entrepreneurs. Dr. Moushumi Chaudhury presented practical best practices that companies everywhere can use to ensure they are prepared to face climate change and extreme weather events that are striking our planet more and more as time goes on. You may watch the recording of the webinar below to...