KI-BO stands out to create a global tree planting program supportive for the enhancement of lives and livelihoods of people. To this end, KI-BO is a unique tree planting program that closely links people interaction with trees at various stages of plant life with different types of trees and plants useful for planet earth.
KI-BO induces a socio-economic movement to experience nature for the mutual benefit of people and environment. While it re-treats mother nature by raising more trees, it addresses the fundamental development aspects of people: Health, Environment, Agriculture and Tourism, especially in emerging economies where infrastructural provisioning for tree conservation is less attended compared to developed economies.
KI-BO is conceived in Japan with the objective of fostering less privileged communities in the dry-zone of Sri Lanka. To date, nearly 2000 trees are planted in Sri Lanka- Japan Collaborative Farm in Mudalama, one of the areas long suffered from less rainfall and ground water salinity. Through an owner based farming system, nearly 30 families in the area are benefitted introducing the region a new model of sustainable agriculture. Strategically chosen different types of 2000 trees planted in the farm is expected to transform the long-term rough land area into a site with rich agritourism experience in three years. KI-BO has stated it coverage to other parts in the dry zone and affected coastal areas in Sri Lanka.
In the first phase KI-BO intends to plant one million trees in the dry zone of Sri Lanka around selected sites which can support dry zone of Sri Lanka to build sustainable communities. The program will extend to a one billion tree program in the region.