What is Pelorus Foundation?
Our mission is to champion innovation and act as a catalyst, empowering individuals and local communities to preserve and protect the world’s wildlife and wild places for future generations.
Agroforestry is defined as combining ‘agriculture with trees’ to create a biodiverse and productive food forest that supports a number of SDG goals, as well as absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
The flagship project of the Gula Gula Food Forest is being implemented in the Singkarak river basin of West Sumatra province where past deforestation and inappropriate land use practices have cleared most of the trees. The project works with six indigenous villages community to restore the degraded land by integrating Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) techniques with planted agroforestry species. All planted trees are chosen by the local community to support subsistence food production, as well as creating the opportunity of micro-enterprises. In conjunction to this, the carbon income and the processing of agroforestry products boost local income and employment opportunities.