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June 7, 2023

Why forest value chains create higher quality carbon credits

If we are to restore the world’s forests, we must first address the drivers of forest...

May 24, 2023

Taking Root’s new values for restoring forests

It has been nearly 16 years since Taking Root was established. For many of those years,...

March 31, 2023

Considerations for mapping reforested land with smallholder farmers

At Taking Root, we believe that the best opportunity to restore the world’s forests lies with...

March 13, 2023

CommuniTree 2022: Raising the bar for high-quality forest carbon removals

Taking Root has issued its annual report for the CommuniTree Carbon Program’s 2022 vintage carbon issuance,...

February 24, 2023

Meet APRODEIN’s new recruitment team

More than 3,000 farmers in Nicaragua have now joined the CommuniTree Carbon Program to grow trees...

February 10, 2023

In conversation with one of CommuniTree’s newest farmers

In 2022, more than 1,000 smallholder farmers joined the CommuniTree Carbon Program in Nicaragua. One of...

January 26, 2023

Equitable benefit sharing: Understanding forms of value for communities

In a previous blog , we discussed the concept of equitable benefit sharing, or how the...

January 19, 2023

The importance of equity for successful benefit sharing in reforestation

As the carbon market explodes in value, many are starting to wonder: who is benefitting? From...

September 14, 2022

How durability in forest carbon forces us to think about livelihoods

How do you ensure a forest stays in the ground? This is the central question of...

July 25, 2022

5 reasons farmers join CommuniTree

This year, CommuniTree recruited enough farmers to collectively reforest more than 5,000 hectares of land–close to...

May 31, 2022

Update to Taking Root’s Board of Directors: May 2022

Taking Root welcomes new President, Brooke van Mossel-Forrester! As one of the co-founders of Taking Root,...

April 11, 2022

Taking Root launches its new brand

We are so excited to reveal Taking Root’s new brand! It reflects how our organization has...