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

WithOneSeed

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.

Vision

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.

Innovation

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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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

450
subsistence farmers engaged in planting and maintaining trees
52963
trees planted and under management.
5027
tonnes of carbon captured to date
576510
tonnes of carbon projected to be captured over the next 25 years.
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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
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WithOneSeed – Economic participation
WithOneSeed – Regional partnerships

Do you know

EarthDo you know that every year more than 4 billion plastic shopping bags are discarded which then causes the death of over 2,000 birds and mammals every minute?

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EarthDo you know that worldwide there are more than 19 tons of toxic chemicals released into the environment every minute?

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EarthDo you know that more than 46% of the world’s population is now younger than 25 years old?

General environment fact #9

TechnologyDo you know that 90% of Australians have the internet, compared to only 1% of our neighbours in Timor-Leste?

Technology fact #3

EnergyDo you know that 80% of global energy consumption is generated from fossil fuels?

Energy fact #3

EarthDo you know that an estimated 650,000 people, of which 300,000 were children, were affected by back-to-back hurricanes in Haiti in 2008?

General environment fact #8

CO2Do you know that Australia has the highest level of greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the world?

Carbon fact #2

HealthDo you know that for every 1°C increase above the normal average temperature, there is a 8% increase in diarrhoea related hospitalisations?

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HealthDo you know that more than 400,000 Chinese people die every year from illness and disease related to air pollution?

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Do you know that Timor Leste has one of the lowest levels of greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the world?

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TimorDo you know that subsistence farmers in Timor Leste survive on as little as 80 cents a day? The current World Bank poverty threshold is $1.25.

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TechnologyDo you know that worldwide more than 500 computers are purchased every minute?

Technology fact #2

EnergyDo you know that 67% of the world’s electricity is generated from fossil fuels?

Energy fact #2

TechnologyDo you know that the average Facebook visit is 20 minutes?

Technology fact #10

TimorDo you know that 90% of Australians have the internet, compared to only 1% of our neighbours in Timor-Leste?

Timor fact #1

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