We Do Create An Impact
Mount Elgon, Uganda
Entire mountain sides of forests have been cut down to grow bananas and coffee. These crops have shallow roots that do not hold the soil in place.
When heavy rains come, massive mud slides cause loss of land, homes, gardens, farms and lives, creating a major threat to this community.
Modern and industrialized farming practices are destroying the environment—and, at the same time, failing to provide reliable income and nourishment for the farmers we all depend on to survive.
By embracing sustainable land practices, farmers are reclaiming their agency, breaking the cycles of climate change and generational poverty, and rebuilding our food systems from the ground up.
Planting deep rooted multi-purpose trees, fruit trees, nitrogen fixing trees, inter cropped with banana, coffee and other vegetables will help stabilize the soils and prevent mud slides as well as improve soil fertility, improve yields, and increase food security and income for farmers
Since 2021, EcoWatt has funded 250,000 trees.
Trees not only help the climate, but also fight poverty. In Uganda, we are working with “trees for the future” to train 500 families to plant trees that enrich the soil with nutrients and to practice sustainable agriculture. In this way, their income increases; they can grow more fruit and vegetables for self-sufficiency and products such as tea and bananas are bought from them in fair trade.
This Forest Garden Program promotes the planting of a total of one million trees, strengthens the environment and sustainably frees families from poverty.
Based on this experience, we will scale the project and set ourselves the goal of having planted up to 100 million trees by 2025.
Agricultural territories will be transformed into the first Ecowatt Nature Park, through afforestation and re-wilding.
The project in Hungary will be the first to be developed as Ecowatt Nature Park, and more such parks will be established in Europe, Central Asia, MENA, Central Africa and the USA.
The Mongolian government made an international commitment and launched a national campaign to plant 1 billion trees until 2030.
Ecowatt will plant around 90 million trees (Siberian elm) in a 40500ha territory in central Mongolia between now and the end of 2025.
Sometimes our help also consists of simply lending a hand. This was the case in the fall of 2021, when there was severe flooding in the Kerala region of India. Thousands of people were evacuated and housed in 184 relief camps. However, particularly remote areas were cut off from supplies. Our entire EcoWatt team in India volunteered and traveled to the cut-off villages to provide several hundred people with food and basic necessities for a month. These are the very things that make us proud, because they live up to what we all want to stand for.