According to Fast Company, two nonprofits released a report indicating there's money to be made in the "restoration economy." The Nature Conservancy and World Resources Institute recently co-published "The Business of Planting Trees," which highlights what big business reforestation efforts have become. Their report highlights 14 businesses who have made their money off land restoration in four main sectors: technology, consumer products, project management, and commercial forestry.
For nature lovers, saying you can make money off planting trees may seem like a secondary issue to healing the Earth; but seeing potential payback in an investment means that more companies would be willing to branch out. Literally.
One example of a company that has had success in Cameroon is Land Life Company, which sells seedling kits in the form of circular pods that are buried in the ground and specialize in arid soils: