In 2021-2022, L’OCCITANE China and the L’OCCITANE Foundation have partnered with Pur Projet to support their project aiming at restoring trees on farmland in operation and abandoned farmland in over 10 villages in Zhaoyang country.
The project consists in combining the planting of tress with local corps (corn, potatoes) which has many benefits, as trees enrich soil quality, improve water retention, reduce erosion and develop the field’s biodiversity.
This tree planting also helps to reduce pressure on remaining forests by providing timber for domestic use. Fruit trees also provide an additional source of food and income for villagers.
More globally, the project helps fight deforestation and climate change. Farmers receive trainings on agroforestry practices and sustainable forest management and ensure the success of the project. On one hand, villagers are involved at every stage from project design to project implementation and monitoring. On the other hand, the local forestry department is actively engaged in trainings.