funded
Mtidano: NFTrees 4 Erosion Control
Current Project Status
In Progress
Amount
Received
$19,375
Amount
Requested
$25,000
Percentage
Received
77.50%
Solution

Plant fast-growing, fertilizing trees in areas at risk of erosion and turn each tree into a dynamic NFTree, facilitating their protection, tracking, and expansion.

Problem

Soil erosion is the cause of the degradation and fear of soil fauna and flora and is therefore one of the key elements of extreme disasters and climate change.

Impact / Alignment
Feasibility
Auditability

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Mtidano: NFTrees 4 Erosion Control

Please describe your proposed solution.

Context:

Soil erosion is a phenomenon that affects all countries in the world and even more the country sends development as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has only accumulated the loss of more than 250,000 hectares of arable land following has phenomena like erosion.

The production of fast-growing trees with characteristics

which can be used to bed against soil erosion is not very popular in the region that is why we before launching experimental nurseries of acacias that we intend to use in this project

The solution:

Most businesses have planted a number of trees to help offset their carbon footprint, but what we're going to do is allow you to plant trees to combat soil erosion and then we'll allow owners NFTrees to "adopt a tree" and see how that tree grows. You will be able to purchase an NFTree that will correspond to a specific tree in our nursery and will have access to certain information about that tree, including pictures and/or videos, so that you can see its growth. You will have access to the tree's unique history The NFTree will also give you a voice in how the tree is managed (as part of our core principles). There may be options to make something like a tree paste (to protect the bark of the tree) for example.

Our solution will consist of several phases in approaching this question. Generally speaking, we want to associate each tree we produce in our nurseries with an NFTree.

In a first phase, we will go to the area of Masisi to the east of the city of Goma to meet the people living in areas at risk of erosion and start a conversation with them. We will focus on collecting information on the most used trees and the areas at high risk of erosion. Each of our actions and experiences will be captured through (videos, images, text and audio) which will serve as the starting point for each NFTree dynamic story.

The second phase of the project will involve returning to the areas we have visited before at the appropriate time of year for seedlings and conditioning them from our current nurseries.

During the third phase, we will implement a TREEdano minting policy on Cardano that will allow us to mint NFTree(s) for each tree in the nursery making sure to attach the appropriate documentation specific to each tree. All images, audio, text, video, or stories (according to the local context) will be captured. This process will be dynamic in the sense we will be able to link future stories and actions to whatever we initially create**.** We will conclude this phase by transplanting the tree and making sure they are given a unique DID and their geographical coordinates are captured.

Please describe how your proposed solution will address the Challenge that you have submitted it in.

The end goals of this project are at the heart of a serious problem facing most countries in the world. We hope that through this project and the community-based desubilizations we could raise awareness among the inhabitants of the need to preserve these trees.

What are the main risks that could prevent you from delivering the project successfully and please explain how you will mitigate each risk?

We may run into the problem of the non-acceptance of the project by the local population but we have considered proceeding by the participatory method to reassure ourselves that we will achieve our objectives.

Climatic hazards, to allow the sustainability of the project and ensure that the species planted can evolve; a committee of experts and local leaders will be set up

Please provide a detailed plan, including timeline and key milestones for delivering your proposal.

We have a step by step approach to implementing our idea and we plan on getting it done as follows:

Step 0: Research (Surveys, collection of informatio on tree swarms and areas at high risk of erosion )

Step 1: Acquire and condition seeds

Step 2: Extend our current tree and plants nursery

Step 3: Create a dynamic NFTree for each tree and start documenting (image, audio, video, text …etc ) on each action taken on the tree, focusing also on the role it plays in communities.

Step 4: Plant the trees in the areas previously identified

Step 5: Create NFTrees on the Cardano network

Step 6: Implement a go to platform to educate on disappearing trees species

Step 7: Build a module for managing minting and donations.

Please provide a detailed budget breakdown.

Total Budget: $25,000

  • Research & documentation: $1,000
  • Trips Logistic && Coordination: $2,000
  • Seeds and Seedling (Acquisition and conditioning): $8,000
  • NFTree Developers motivation: (3 x $250 x 12 months): $9,000
  • Marketing: $2,000
  • Establishment of local Clubs andnational awareness campaign: $3,000

Please provide details of the people who will work on the project.

Akilimali Cizungu Innocent: Proposal lead . Akilimali is a technical analyst within ISDR/GL (www.isdrgl.org) and holds a degree in computer science from ISIG (https://www.isig.ac.cd/). Akilimali is also the technician supporting the Cardano Stake Pool. Akilimali has experience in front-end and back-end developments.

https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/akili-innocent-7649951a8

<https://github.com/Innocent-Akim>

Bandu Balume Boaz: Graduating environment and sustainable development at ISDR/GL, Boaz is the Hub manager who coordinates meetups for Haskell and Plutus learning. Boaz has completed several training modules on Cardano and is aiming to develop blockchain applications in the field of sustainable development.

Paul Mupenda: Graduating student at ISIG, Paul holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. An avid blockchain learner and promising blockchain developer, Paul has completed several Haskell and Plutus learning modules. Paul’s technical blockchain skills include the ability to create and issue Atala-Prism DIDs

https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-mupenda

<https://github.com/paulmupenda>

Frédéric Samvura:Wada Business Initiatives Lead, DRC Wada Coordinator. M.A in Economics, experienced in banking and public policy. Completed the Plutus Pioneer and Atala Prism Pioneer Programs. Haskell and Plutus trainer in Wada and Guimbalabs Education programs, Smart Contract Developer and entrepreneur. <https://www.linkedin.com/in/fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric-samvura-907aa53b/?originalSubdomain=ca>

If you are funded, will you return to Catalyst in a later round for further funding? Please explain why / why not.

Non, becouse the autonomous nature of the project allows us not to come back for the funds because the start-up fund will suffice

Please describe what you will measure to track your project's progress, and how will you measure these?

  • Research documentation published on GitHub within 3 months post funding
  • 120000 seedlings growing in our nursery within the 12 months post funding
  • White paper published and minting platform finished within 18 months post funding

What does success for this project look like?

  • Planting (minting) 30000 withing the first tree years of launch
  • Launch of a commercial tree seed/seedling operation
  • Onboarding farmers, schools and public institutions into our vision

Please provide information on whether this proposal is a continuation of a previously funded project in Catalyst or an entirely new one.

This is a brand new proposal

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