Spades serves people and communities around the world. Our goal is to help communities restore their environment for future generations, benefit economically from this development, and be engaged in the design and implementation of the development.
Our projects cover developing and mature economies, across many climates and ecosystems, with farmers, foresters, indigenous communities, pastoralists, as well as small and large landowners.
People and trees are interconnected. Trees provide shade, shelter, meeting places, and beauty. They also produce food, fuel, and medicine, improve soil and water quality, and provide resilience to drought and flooding. Deforestation, on the other hand, has devastating effects on communities. Forest loss contributes to climate change, desertification, soil erosion, fewer crops, flooding, increased greenhouse gas emissions, and various problems for indigenous people.
Forests create numerous benefits, vibrant communities, and sustain traditional cultures and livelihoods. Communities’ inclusion in the Terrazone™ approach to regreening is designed to maximize the synergies of balanced, diverse interests in rural development.