Money doesn’t grow on trees, but the inverse is often true; growing trees requires money. While recognizing that money cannot solely drive the process, renewing ecosystems and transitioning to sustainable…
Today marks the first public release of the new Terraso platform, the culmination of more than two years of work by the growing Terraso team at Tech Matters.
We’re excited to start off this Technology Spotlight series with Mapeo, a tool built from the ground up in partnership with some of the most historically marginalized groups: indigenous communities in South America. Digital Democracy, the nonprofit organization who co-created Mapeo alongside communities, specifically targets underserved communities. They followed a particular process to develop Mapeo that we think is worth highlighting.
Tech Matters is developing the Terraso software platform by working with co-design partners — landscape leaders who have agreed to help us test solutions to landscape challenges as a part…
Software can keep carbon in the ground by helping food producers, conservation organizations and governments prevent its release into the atmosphere.
Transitioning to a green, sustainable world is the challenge of our times. It is a challenge that requires bringing together representatives from smallholder farms, local governments, indigenous landholders, civil society, and businesses large and small. Local landscape leaders need tools to help them conserve and develop their land in a way that protects the environment and improves the quality of life of the people who depend on it. That’s why we’re building Terraso, a collection of open source applications and services to help landscapes get the knowledge, tools, and funding they need to regenerate the world they want.
Imagine if we could help communities understand what business as usual will mean for them in twenty years. What would happen if the status quo for a given community and existing economic and climate trends simply continue? And then imagine if we could help them think about what if? What if bad land use policies could be reduced 20%? What if we had more investment in regenerative agriculture? What if we protected the watershed for our provincial capital, conserving those forests for wildlife, and didn’t have to invest in an expensive water treatment plant?