Simple action. Many people. Big impact.

WithOneSeed is the first Gold Standard certified carbon farming program in Timor Leste. It is developing capacity for subsistence  communities to replant forests as a carbon store, 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

Our other initiatives


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The #WithOneSeed forestry program in Baguia, Timor-Leste has removed over 30,000 tonnes of CO2 from the worlds atmosphere in the last 7 years. Congratulations to the Baguia tree farmers for doing their bit to address climate change to make the world a better place for all of us.

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The first meeting of Baguia Tree farmers 2009. Today there are over 500 farmers participating who have planted over 100,000 trees. ... See MoreSee Less

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FriendsofAileu DinnerForum Reforestation&Livelihoods Timor-Leste

May 2, 2017, 7:00pm - May 2, 2017, 8:00am

Celebrating 17 years of friendship between the Hume and Moreland City Councils and their communities and the Municipal Administration and people of Aileu, Timor-Leste. Forum topic: Reforestation and Sustainable Livelihoods: Experiences from Aileu and Baguia, Timor-Leste. Guest speakers: Dr Brian Hilton, World Vision Food Security Advisor Andrew Mahar AM, xpand Foundation: WithOneSeed / Carbon Social Three course East Timorese meal catering by Sabores de Timor Tickets $30 / $20 concession Bookings essential. Enquiries mob 0475 954 068 All funds raised from the event, including donations, will be expended in Timor-Leste to support agreed community development activities of our Aileu partner organisations

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Every WithOneBean coffee you drink and every bag that you buy contributes to tree planting activities in Timor Leste. Here are saplings from the Bubuha Nursery in Baguia. By drinking our coffee you are contributing to building local economies, ending poverty and hunger and replanting forests to combat climate change. Consume consciously.

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Put a price on it! Simple action. Many people. Big impact. We, the people, have to lead the way. Become climate changer by purchasing a carbon social carbon credit from Timor-Leste and start to save our planet.

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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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The story of WithOneSeed – Replenishing the planet one seed at a time
WithOnePlanet – WithOneSeed open education
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WithOneSeed – Economic participation
WithOneSeed – Regional partnerships

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