Our approach

Land-Use Optimisation

Our land-use methodology is anchored in the rigorous analysis of current and prospective land-use options, carbon stocks and biodiversity within a project area.

  • Integrated land-use methodology

    A holistic approach to economic, social and environmental rights

  • Innovative climate finance

    Realising the value of natural capital

  • High forest, low deforestation focus

    A measured approach to assessing carbon value

Land-Use Optimisation

Land Use Methodology

Through a process of iteration and expert input, we determine the optimal allocation of land-use rights and design appropriate commercial activities to maximise investment returns, maintain carbon stocks, preserve biodiversity and boost socio-economic development.

Climate-smart landscape development

Diagram redesign

The process:

The process:
  1. Prepare integrated land-use plan

    Our first step is to secure long-term use rights for a landscape large enough to accommodate a diverse range of commercial activities. We survey the project area using satellite imagery before conducting an aerial study to confirm existing land-uses and to inform optimal land-use allocation.

  2. Secure long term land-use rights

    Ensure adequate security of tenure, including appropriate constructed contractual rights, leases, concessions and offtake agreements. Existing land use rights – including community rights, traversing rights and riparian rights – are documented and respected.

  3. Attract appropriate capital

    Raise funding from capital markets, by progressively issuing equity and debt to develop underlying projects and businesses.

  4. Mapping and planning

    Carbon stocks are mapped and calculated, and flora and fauna recorded. Commercialisation in areas with unique biodiversity is avoided and these areas are set aside for conservation.

  5. Unlock commercial, social and natural capital value

    Plan commercial activities in conjunction with global experts in the areas of forestry, agriculture, carbon measurement and monitoring, and ecotourism. Identify best-in-class operational partners to implement our development programmes, ensuring that capital is deployed effectively, and operational efficiencies and market opportunities are maximised.

  6. Monitor long-term impacts

    Record incremental socioeconomic and environmental impacts of our activities off established baselines.

— Martijn Wilder, Chairman of Pollination Group
"If we are to sustain our way of life, we must place a value on our quality of water, the importance of biodiversity, the health of our soils and oceans, and the need to prevent the catastrophic impact of climate change."
— Martijn Wilder, Chairman of Pollination Group
Avoided carbon emissions

Avoided carbon emissions

Carefully planned, integrated sustainable development ensures that every landscape component (infrastructure, forestry, conservation, tourism and agriculture) unlocks:

  • Significant economic and social value
  • Conservation of the natural environment
  • Avoiding substantial carbon emissions

Who we are


Grande Mayumba

We hold the rights to consolidate and sustainably develop a land area of 731,000 hectares for commercial agriculture...

Grande Mayumba
Grande Mayumba