Posted on November 24 2019
In Zambia poverty and environmental degradation are closely linked. Indeed, Zambia is one of the world’s poorest countries with one of the highest rates of deforestation. By employing assisted natural regeneration of Miombo woodlots (plots of native woodland on farms) and introducing economic activities such as bioenergy and honey production, local communities can restore their forests.
The farmer population benefits from diversified jobs, higher salaries and new skills. The project establishes market linkages between small-scale farmers and local private sector companies. In addition, this project looks to aid farmers in obtaining ownership of land in order to secure the sustainability of the conservation and livelihood outcomes. The collaboration with Global Climate Institute ensures the transparency and safety of the project – all trees will be planted as agreed, and our collaboration partner will help us facilitate the project.
- Restore native Miombo woodlots on smallhold farms
- Promote sustainable exploitation of Miombo woodland and sustainable forest management
- Promote economic development
- Build livelihood resilience
In the Copperbelt province, the above-ground biomass in Miombo woodlands can store an average of 145.4 tons of CO2 per hectare after a period of 20 year.
Learn more about the project here: globalclimateinstitute.com and WeForest.com