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Work with MORFO to restore forest land faster.

Are you involved in the development of an NGO?

There are 2 ways to work with MORFO

Give a plot of land to be restored to MORFO
Do you have large surfaces to restore in a short space of time? You can trust MORFO to speed up operations while maintaining the quality of the result by restoring for you.
Restoring the land in partnership
you would like our organizations to work together on a project. We divide responsibilities according to the stages of the project (site preparation, seed collection, planting, site monitoring, etc.).

4 STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL reforestation project



Data collection in the field, via drones and satellites, is used to analyze the area to be reforested.


Seed selection & collection

Suitable local or even endemic species are selected from an in-house catalog (i.e. studied and tested in the laboratory). They are then collected in the region to best meet the needs of the ecosystem.


Site preparation and planting

The area to be reforested is often prepared before planting, to increase the success rate of the project. Then planting takes place. This is carried out using a drone, which can release up to 180 seed capsules per minute. It can also be carried out, in part, by hand.


Monitoring the growth of trees and vegetation

The evolution of plantations receives particular attention through the monitoring of biomass, biodiversity and carbon stocks, using images taken by drones and satellites.

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We have developed drone reforestation technology, using seed capsules, to restore forests rapidly and on a large scale. Nevertheless, when accessibility and safety conditions allow, MORFO includes up to 20% manual planting in its restoration projects. Through this commitment, we are helping to structure and grow local forest NGOs and groups. Find out more about MORFO.


MORFO currently offers a catalog of 200 seeds, with a target of 1000 species by 2030. For each project, we select at least 20 adapted species using data analyzed from the field, drone and satellite. Our partner laboratories ensure the best selection for successful ecological restoration.
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survival rate

Thanks to the use of capsules and drones, we increase the survival rate of seeds (80% on average under real conditions in our laboratories). In a context of seed shortage, we need far fewer seeds. The MORFO technique therefore enables us to restore more hectares.
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Thanks to in-depth analyses, we draw up the optimum reforestation plan in collaboration with local stakeholders. Our methodical approach ensures orderly and efficient implementation at every stage of the project.


How does the MORFO reforestation solution work?

MORFO has developed a solution for large-scale ecological restoration of forest ecosystems. We restore areas, mainly concentrated in tropical and subtropical regions such as the Atlantic Forest and the African Equatorial Forest, that were previously forested and have been deforested, becoming unproductive.

Our company's MORFO solution is a multi-stage reforestation process:

> Analyse‍
First of all, data collection via drones and satellites is used to analyze the area to be reforested.

‍2> Seed selection and collection‍
Suitable local or even endemic species are selected from an in-house catalog (i.e. previously studied and tested in the laboratory). They are then collected by local communities to best meet the needs of the ecosystem.

‍3> Plantation‍
Our drones disperse seeds in capsules that contain all the biological and nutritive elements required for long-term reforestation. A single drone can treat up to 50 hectares per day, with each drone capable of planting 180 capsules per minute on steep, hard-to-reach terrain. This is 50 times faster than a traditional reforestation solution, and without the months of growth in the nursery.

‍4> Forestry monitoring
The evolution of plantations is given special attention through monitoring of biomass, biodiversity and carbon stocks, using images taken by drones and satellites.

Does MORFO work with local players?

To date, over 1,000 people have worked directly or indirectly with MORFO on our projects in Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, France and French Guiana. We are convinced that this close collaboration with local stakeholders is essential for the long-term success of our reforestation projects.

By working with local stakeholders, we are able to improve the quality of future reforestations by better understanding the characteristics of the area in question.

Local communities are involved at various stages:

We implement a participatory process that begins with a public consultation phase to gather feedback and expectations from the local community. This feedback is then used to adapt the project, taking into account aspects such as the species to be planted, the planting method, the follow-up period for planting and exploitation, as well as the needs and expectations of local communities.

>Seed collection
We also work closely with local stakeholders to collect seeds, prepare the land and monitor reforestation projects over the long term. We collaborate with local associations to provide valuable assistance in setting up projects, and in some cases, to help with planting in the traditional way.

>And also...
Soil analysis, nursery management, soil preparation, planting of seedlings, forest maintenance and supervision.

How does MORFO help restore biodiversity?

Promoting plant species diversity in our restoration projects is one of our priorities. We select the species planted to maximize biodiversity and recreate the native ecosystem, mimicking the stages of forest ecological succession.

Researching and studying tree species is an intensive R&D task. We work with recognized specialist laboratories, such as the IRD, to improve plantations and survival rates in the different biomes we work in.

Does MORFO also plant by hand?

We use both manual planting and seed dispersal by drone, as the two methods complement each other. Manual planting is always carried out by local people and NGOs.

For example, on a project in northern Rio, we used drones to replant 75% of the area, while local people helped replant the remaining 25%. ITPA provided us with knowledge of the Mata Atlantica biome, access to a nursery for manual planting and local workers to carry out the planting.

Why does MORFO use drones?

> Drones are more efficient
They plant between 20 and 100 times faster than humans. A single drone can process up to 50 hectares per day and plant 180 seed capsules per minute.

‍>Drones cut costs
They are up to 5 times cheaper to use, due to their speed of planting, but also because planting by drone avoids the structuring of a nursery and its maintenance for several months.

‍> Drones are safer
They access remote regions and enable planting in areas too dangerous for humans, which is very regularly the case in the reforestation projects we run.

‍>But our drones don't replace humans
every stage of a project, human intervention remains crucial, from terrain analysis to species selection, planting and monitoring ecosystem evolution. Up to 20% of all our projects are carried out by hand.

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