When we have trees, we have food
Last year, we visited a tree nursery in Mzgola. Here we met Mr Chadzeka who shared with us why he and his neighbours were committed to planting trees.
The area where they live has been heavily deforested in the past. Temwa’s agriculture and forestry team came and worked with farmers and leaders in the local community to replant the land and stop this happening in the future. During the training, they learned how deforestation makes it harder to grow food as the quality of soil is reduced and the rainy season is shorter.
Mr Chadeza and a few other formed a village natural resource management committee with Temwa’s support. They set up a tree nursery where members from the community help to plant new trees and learn about forests. Mr Chadzeka said: