Committed to biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation, Nanban Foundation has worked with APJ Jeeva Dayavu Trust, Tek Food Force, and Solaivanam Trust since January of 2019 to plant native, non-GMO trees in areas devastated by floods—specifically, Karunguli Village, Cuddalore District, Delta Districts, Ariyalur District, and Dindigul District.
Our goal is to restore biodiversity and eco-balance to rural India by adapting Nammalvar and Masanobu Fukukoa methods and bringing groundwater back to normal levels, so that farmers can profitably continue their traditional practices and avoid migrating to cities in search of better livelihoods.
Nanban Foundation’s Completed Biodiversity Projects:
- June 2018: Through this first project, we planted 125 tree saplings in Peruveli, Cuddalore Districts using traditional and inverted-cone methods along with drip irrigation and bamboo tapped cone fencing. This project observed a 20% survival rate.
- February 2019: Nanban Foundation’s San Antonio Team supported APJ Jeeva Dayavu Trust to set up a nursery.
- March 2019: Donated 2,000 young trees to the Delta districts affected by Gaja Cyclone.
- September 2019: Donated 4,500 trees to students attending government schools in the Sirkali Area.
- August 28, 2020: Provided hose for irrigation of 200+ trees in Ariyalur District’s Anna Stadium.
- August 23, 2020: Transported 207 native, non-GMO trees from Poyadhanallur, Ariyalur District, and planted them in Palani Foot Hills, Dindigul District.
- August 30, 2020: Procured 1,000 young trees from Vega kaadu and planted them in Karunguli village.