From boosting agricultural yields to creating jobs and fighting climate change, there are multiple benefits to making degraded land healthy again. Landscape restoration creates environmental and economic benefits by revitalizing ecosystems and rural communities.

Across the world, companies with a wide range of business models are making money from growing millions of trees and transforming agriculture. Yet in rural areas, where producing agricultural commodities on restored land is cost-effective, entrepreneurs face limited access to capital and technical expertise.

The Land Accelerator, through its online and in-person bootcamps and personalized mentorship, empowers entrepreneurs to pitch impact investors and sell their products more effectively. By fostering entrepreneurship, this first-of-its-kind program provides a cost-effective approach to restore — and develop — rural areas around the world.

This valuable network of business and investment opportunities can also help accelerate restoration across its target regions of Africa, Latin America and South Asia. And the network is growing: More than 1,600 inspiring entrepreneurs have already applied to the Land Accelerator.