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Hemant Wagh

May 2, 2015
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" Increasing efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change imply an increasing complexity of interactions, encompassing connections among human health, water, energy, land use and biodiversity."

Keith Alverson

May 5, 2015
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This is a very good idea. Fruit trees provide multiple adaptation benefits, including food, but also nutrients to soil, shade (for humans, livestock, other crops) and much more. Planting and selectively fostering fruit bearing trees in both smallholder agricultural landscapes, and forests, has been contributing to human resilience for millennia. A targeted approach, engaging communities, with expected CC impacts accounted for (ie planting species that are robust to potential future temperature and hydrological change) in a specific region could be very useful. Some suggestions: I would remove the various references to and photos of famous personalities such as the Swami, MLK Jr, Abraham Lincoln, indeed all of them. I would suggest citing the work of ICRAF on agroforestry.

Hemant Wagh

May 6, 2015
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Respected Sir, I am very thankful to you for your encouraging & kind comments. I humbly request you to reconsider your suggestion about famous personalities. I get considerable inspiration from the noble persons such as Swami Vivekananda, Lincoln who led the war to end slavery & Martin Luther King Jr. who relentlessly strove to attain equality. Hence my sincere request you to reconsider your suggestion about their names & photographs. I am a medical man, that too a psychiatrist. I am mostly unaware of agriculture research centres. I will surely go through these details. Targeted approach with preselected communities would, I sincerely feel, leave out vast numbers of people out of these efforts. I do sincerely feel that continually involving maximum numbers of people in climate change efforts all over the world would also serve the purpose of adaptation, mitigation and climate improvement. Hence I made efforts to make it as simpler and easier as possible to enable mass participation. Specialist centers are most welcome to derive maximum benefits out of this mission and help it too. Once again I express my sincere thanks to you, hope to get your help and guidance further, With Sincere Regards.

Hemant Wagh

May 6, 2015
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Hi! I am supporting this project. In my experience trees sprouted from seeds of commercially grown fruit tend to take a very long time to fruit themselves (in some cases never). Growers get around this by grafting already producing trees into the seedlings. Perhaps this proposal may be enhanced by promoting further practical education on how to graft and tend to trees to ensure they fruit to their fullest! This proposal, if adopted globally, can have significant effect to reduce climate change and also to help put food on people's tables! Have you seen the work the folks at https://www.opentreemap.org have been doing? All the best. RicardoMachado Hi waghhm, This a good and highly feasible proposal. The implementation seems not demanding in terms of economic and human resources. The project when implemented can be easily scale up. Just like one of the comments above, you may wish to be specific on the nature and type of seeds to be planted. At the national level, a particular school may need supports from the relevant horticultural or agronomy unit. Also, school premises may be considered as a site for commencing this activity. This is a project which may have an expected impact after a long time, since fruiting of the planted trees will start some years later. It is suggested that each school should have a committee consisting of teachers and students who will always sensitize new entrants of each school about this proposed project. This can contribute in part to the sustainability of your idea when the implementation begins. Best wishes, Olawale MIT Climate CoLab Catalyst Kindly see https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1301416/phaseId/1303167/planId/1310401/tab/COMMENTS

Pete Epanchin

May 7, 2015
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Dear waggham, The ambition of your proposal is inspiring. Thanks for submitting it! May I suggest that you keep the ambition to scale the program globally but that you narrow the geographic focus to begin this work and as a demonstration or proof of concept. Including a monitoring component would be critical to demonstrate success. I suggest that you include a baseline survey of land condition and trees (perhaps other vegetation, too) so that the starting conditions are known, record the level of tree planting effort that went into the target area, and that you include follow up surveys every year or every several years to measure success. Finally, I would encourage you to consider germinating the seeds and giving them a head start in a more controlled environment where they can be watered. The intent here would be to increase the trees' probability of establishment. Best regards, Pete

Hemant Wagh

May 8, 2015
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Respected Pete Epanchin, I am very thankful to you for your detailed comments. Before the emergence of centralized, organized production of grain seeds, the farmers, since prehistorical periods, used to keep with them the best of their grains as seeds for future use. This bit of knowledge combined with Professor Amartya Sen's suggestion to put to use the wasted fruit seeds prompted me to think. I have already included the monitoring part. Kindly go through the "what Actions do You Propose" section. I suggested the inclusion of Students in monitoring as they would learn many things by being part of monitoring process. I wrote, "District collector, local bodies, education officer, agriculture officer, horticulture officer, and forest officer to coordinate and monitor program. School-children and college students to be part of monitoring system as well." The activity of survey is undertaken regularly by forest, agriculture, horticulture departments and the satelite based monitoring systems for green cover measurements are available so adding a survey component would I feel be reduplication which is not the thrust of my suggestions. About "germinating the seeds and giving them a head start in a more controlled environment", I already included this aspect saying, "Only minimum suggested, people most welcome to do more, like growing saplings, planting, grafting( special method followed by horticulturists, not needed initially, difficult to implement in a mass program at least initially), pruning etc." About "Proof of Concept", I humbly point it out that the forests are a living testimony to this concept. My personal observations support me here. There are many types of fruit trees in India which grow without any cultivational efforts on part of humans. Even those fruit trees which are grown from seeds of commercially produced fruits do in the end bear fruits in ample amounts. A delay of a few years in the fruit yielding may adversely affect for profit horticulture but would not have any adverse impact when primary thrust is not the fruit-production-for-profit. Sir, I hope to have answered adequately your querries pertaining to this proposal. Kindly let me know if any further clarification is needed about any aspect. My sincere thanks and sincere regards.

Hemant Wagh

May 8, 2015
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Moreover, horticultural care is intended to maximize the fruit yield for profit. Managed tree would yield more fruits per tree. In this instance natural tree may yield say 200 fruits, managed one 300, having more natural trees would serve the purpose of getting more fruits quite well.

Hemant Wagh

May 8, 2015
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This idea is already being put into practice in my area. Its more relevent that it spreads and takes the form of a more organized social movement of sorts that would benefit people & planet.

Hemant Wagh

May 19, 2015
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http://biblehub.com/genesis/1-11.htm Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so.

Hemant Wagh

May 20, 2015
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All The fruits obtained from a cultivar aren't alike in appearance, colour, size of edible/inedible parts, aroma, taste etc. The variations occur within the cultivars. The issue of biodiversity of fruit trees is very difficult to resolve unless we seek the help of mother nature; here this mission would help.

Teresa Flores

Jun 4, 2015
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I think this project is wonderful because trees are crucial both for mitigating and adaptation to climate change. If children learn to value seeds and grow trees we can expect a greener world. In my country Bolivia deforestation is rampant because people don´t value trees nor forests. Therefore teaching children saving seeds and growing trees can make a huge difference because they would love to see how the trees grow and in this way they would love nature. I speak by my own experience I always save seeds and grow them, sometimes I am successful sometimes I am not, but to observe how the trees are growing is like they were my children, and my understanding of nature grows with them.

Hemant Wagh

Jun 4, 2015
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Respected tfb2015, I am very grateful to you for your comments. You have indeed summed up the essence of my proposal in just a few yet very touching sentences. Kindly accept my sincere regards.
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