MORFO has developed a solution for large-scale ecological restoration of forest ecosystems in tropical and subtropical regions such as the Atlantic Forest and the African Equatorial Forest.

  • Paris, France
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The company's mission is to design eco-responsible products and services aligned with the needs of the ecological transformation.

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MORFO restore forest ecosystems on degraded lands in tropical and sub-tropical regions, going beyond just reforesting to restore entire ecosystems.
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MORFO develops a large-scale solution for restoring native forest ecosystems. We address a crucial issue in maintaining acceptable living conditions for human beings because:

  • 75% of the Earth's surface has been altered by human activity, forcing wildlife and flora to retreat into increasingly restricted spaces (source: United Nations, Sustainable Development Goal #15).
  • According to the United Nations, 1 billion hectares must be reforested by 2030. However, according to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), the current pace is 5 million hectares per year (5% of the target), often with monoculture practices that create wildlife and flora-poor environments: "75% of soils are artificialized and have lost their potential in terms of ecosystem services" (Robin Duponnois, Director of IRD).
  • By 2030, forests must represent 35% of carbon capture worldwide (source: IPCC).

We are one of only three companies in the world capable of restoring diverse native forest ecosystems. Concretely, our teams analyze vast abandoned spaces, work with local seed networks to select and identify the species to be replanted, determine the optimal planting conditions, revitalize up to 50 hectares per day using drones, and monitor the progress for several years.

"The MORFO technique is based on the semi-direct technique but protects the seed. Its advantage is that it can be applied everywhere in Guyana, Brazil, or Africa in general. It solves numerous difficulties, such as implementation, access, adaptation to the local ecosystem, and the choice of the planting time, for example."

Robin Duponnois, Research Director at IRD.

We are members of ClimAccelerator, a European program supporting climate startups, and work with prestigious partners such as LSTM (a collaboration between IRD, INRAe, and CIRAD in France) and leading Brazilian actors in reforestation: UFSCar and UFV's advanced laboratory.

Our goal by 2030:

  • Large scale: 1 million hectares restored
  • Social impact: Involvement of 10,000 people in our projects (local & indigenous populations)
  • Biodiversity: Study of +1000 local species, analysis of +10 biomes.
  • Carbon sinks: Capture of 20 million tons of CO2.



  • SOLAR IMPULSE : Efficient Solution Label Awarded 
  • VIVATECH 2023 (largest tech event in the world): Best innovation in the “Climate & Environment” category
  • GREENTECH INNOVATION : Top 30 impact companies
  • i-Lab 2023 (one of the main innovation challenge in Europe): Awarded in the “Decarbonizing our Daily Lives”
  • Cleantech Operations 2023 : Best Seed Round for an Innovative Company
  • Innovation Bercy IMT 2022 : Winner
  • Good4Nature Prize Winner

Our teams are highly diverse, making the group even richer: agronomists, data scientists, project developers, marketing and communication experts, business engineers, and more.

MORFO is looking for new collaborators who are eager to act responsibly and swiftly for our forests, within a flexible, ambitious, and enjoyable environment!

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