Dr Anthony Mills – CEO of C4ES – has been involved in the ABFRP as a scientific advisor since the start of the project in 2003. C4ES has contributed to the project by developing the project documentation, restoration protocols and Standard Operating Procedures, and continues to be involved in a technical advisory capacity. This project is the first validated Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) project under the 2007.1 standard in Africa to restore indigenous forest/thicket in a semi-desert, and only the 19th Agriculture, Forestry and Land-Use project to be validated worldwide. At least 5,300 ha of degraded thicket will be restored by planting cuttings of the indigenous thicket tree Portulacaria afra (spekboom).
South African Government