We turn deforestation around
We are 180.works
a Dutch GreenTech company operating out of Malawi that focuses on reducing deforestation. Bringing concrete solutions to rural Africa using both high and low tech. We are investing in long-term solutions where local communities are at the center of our approach.
By installing efficient tree saving cookstoves and the establishment of firewood tree farms our natural regeneration activities in depleted forests can scale-up massively.
We ensure a decline of deforestation in rural Africa by reducing demand in firewood, plant trees exclusively for firewood use and increase the amount of trees via a proven reforestation method.
The impact of deforestation
In Africa, 94% of rural households cook over an open fire. Local communities use wood from forests to meet their needs. The amount of firewood consumption leads to deforestation and has an impact on climate change.
On a local level, deforestation means that the soil loses its ability to retain water, which causes erosion. This has a negative effect on agriculture. On a global level, it decreases the number of trees able to store CO2
We provide three efficient solutions to solve the issue concerning deforestation: