Carbon Recapture. Carbon Sequestration. Forestation is regarded as one of the greatest opportunities to address the carbon challenge. A bold innovator from South Africa has such plans.
Sundar Bharadwaj, CEO Terragrn (pictured) was invited to Davos and presented his efforts to utilize bamboo as a tool both as a renewal energy source at as a carbon capture technology.
In South Africa, TERRAGRN is growing sustainable, biodiversity-compliant, agroforest of 200+ million trees in 200,000 hectares of land before 2030. Over a third of the agroforest would have non-invasive varieties of Bamboo plants, while the rest of the forest would have fruit trees, indigenous cover crops (intercrops), and indigenous trees.
In the initial phase, we are investing in soil regeneration activities to improve soil organic matter, enhance soil structures, protect topsoil, and boost moisture retention ability in the soil. TERRAGRN is committed to “no till” and “no chemicals” and will also implement several practical watershed solutions in collaboration with local communities to reduce surface run-offs, reduce evaporation, and improve groundwater level for the benefit of the agroforest and local communities.
In South Africa, TERRAGRN is growing sustainable, biodiversity-compliant, agroforest of 200+ million trees in 200,000 hectares of land before 2030
Sundar brings 28 years of global experience, working at Vodafone Group, Accenture, Infosys, Afiniti and FirstWave Cloud. Prior to Terragrn, Sundar grew Firstwave Cloud and Afiniti (an AI Unicorn) into multi-million-dollar businesses in the EMEA region with particular focus on African markets. During his tenure at Vodafone, Sundar led the customer operations unit and served as commercial director for the £1.7 billion turnover Vodafone Business in the UK. At Accenture, Sundar led complex commercial transactions and business transformations for clients. Sundar has a graduate degree in Engineering, an MBA from the London Business School, and a certificate in Corporate Governance from The Wharton School