Replenishing the planet, one seed at a time

WithOneSeed is the first internationally certified carbon farming program in Timor Leste. It is developing capacity for subsistence  communities to replant forests, build local economies, delivering practical agroforestry and permaculture training to create a more equal and just world.

WithOneSeed has four commitments

Community ForestryCommunity Forestry
Climate Change EducationClimate Change Education
Economic ParticipationEconomic Participation
Regional PartnershipsRegional Partnerships


WithOneSeed is developing capacity for subsistence communities to build local economies, participate in environmental education and establish partnerships to produce a more equal and just world.

It’s about climate justice, sustainable practices and achieving climate regulation at local and national levels in Timor-Leste.


Our long-term vision is to build village-based economies using environmental practices that are viable and move beyond subsistence living.

Today, Timor-Leste is an oil/gas dependent economy. This is not sustainable. Planting trees today will allow the country to have viable alternatives tomorrow.

We plan to plant 1,000,000+ trees by replicating the Community Tree Cooperative model across Timor-Leste.

The WithOneSeed model documentation will be made available to other Asia-Pacific countries under Creative-Commons ethos.


Our approach is simple in its theory and application. We’re planting trees and planting ideas. Our innovation comes from the annual incentive payments made to subsistence farmers who maintain the trees. If a subsistence farmer has to choose between planting a cash crop or planting trees that may take 20 years to provide a financial return, the choice is obvious. However, if we can make a cash crop from trees that sequester carbon, the equation is quite different.

“To put an ‘earned’ dollar is someone’s pocket give them the power to determine their own future. WithOneSeed supports communities to move beyond charity and aid by delivering opportunities for communities and individuals to become economically independent”.  Andrew Mahar AM Co-founder WithOneSeed

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Deb is the President of ETWA an Australian-based, volunteer managed NGO working to support women's socio-economic development the Lautem district of Timor-Leste. Deb lived in Lautem working along side a cooperative of woman encouraging them to take control of their future. Deb has been engaged with this work for over 12 years. By purchasing from the first release of certified CarbonSocial credits, you can become a climate changer like Deb, through personal action and make a local and global impact.

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“Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating,” he said. “We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed.” Leo DiCaprio 2016 We also need to stand up and take action ourselves, as global citizens, to reduce the impact of climate change for the future of our children. We are all contributing to the warming of the planet with everything we do. Become a Climate Changer today SIMPLE ACTION. MANY PEOPLE. BIG IMPACT

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I am inviting you to make an individual contribution to help our planet and at the same time deliver real social and economic benefits to some of our regions poorest communities. By purchasing from the first release of certified CarbonSocial credits, you can become a climate changer through personal action, deliver social benefits through WithOneSeed, and make a global impact. The credits are $100 each and are available now.

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Julio is the Team Leader of Ho Musan Ida in Baguia. He leads a team of six staff who manage the community tree nurseries where they propagate 30,000 trees each year that are provided to the 450 tree farmers who are together replanting the forests of Baguia. You can support Julio and his team grow more trees and offset a small amount of your carbon footprint by purchasing a CarbonSocial carbon credit @

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Enny is the Administration Officer for Ho Musan Ida (HMI) in Baguia. She is responsible for managing all the data including the annual tree count which determines the amount of carbon sequestered by the new forest in Baguia. The new forest in Baguia is now certified thanks to the work of Enny and the HMI team and you can help build on Enny's work by purchasing a CarbonSocial carbon credit today.

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See where the trees are planted in Baguia, Timor Leste

Click on a flag to get more information on trees planted by farmers as part of WithOneSeed’s community forestry cooperative

Current Statistics

subsistence farmers engaged in planting and maintaining trees
trees planted and under management.
tonnes of carbon captured to date
tonnes of carbon projected to be captured over the next 25 years.
village-based plant nurseries designed to propagate 10,000 seedlings per year

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