Inga Foundation’s Land for Life programme is one of the only initiatives in the world that addresses at least 11 of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with no negative impacts on the other six. This is only possible because much of what we do with the families is remedial of past environmental damage and it is restorative.
|Huge transformations in the family’s income with minimal dependence upon externalities.
|Food security achieved close to the family dwelling; on minimal inputs. Linked to the climate change resilience of Inga systems.
|Good health and wellbeing
|Higher nutritional value of basic grains from the Inga system and a more diverse diet produced without agrochemicals.
|Assistance in-kind given to single parent families to help establish and bring to first-use Inga alley systems. ‘Boots on the ground’ contributed by Inga Foundation.
|Clean water and sanitation
|Leaf canopies provide soil erosion protection leading to clean and consistent water flows in streams. More water can be held in the soil; and for longer periods.
|Affordable and clean energy
|More than 100% of the family’s domestic fuel requirements satisfied.
|Ease of management and virtually 100% weed control gives huge reductions in workload. Long travel times to the family plot are eliminated. Much work can be carried out in the shade.
|Food and cash-crop production achieved without environmental damage and with soil regeneration. Re-creation of wildlife habitats.
|Massive carbon emissions avoided; large-scale carbon capture achieved. Agroforestry systems achieve resilience to climatic extremes.
|Life below water
|Watershed protection by extensive tree-cover; absence of silt and toxic run-off from agroforested land. Agroforested soils retain and slowly release stored water.
|Life on land
|Habitat protection and ecosystem restoration.