The mid-term report from our partners, Church Mission Society (CMS) in Sudan is full of good news. Where to start? There is the newly established arboretum with samples of indigenous and agro-forestry tree species.
Not even halfway through this project and so much has been achieved already! The Save Mount Kenya Forest from Extinction Group (SMKFEG) has been working tirelessly since they received funding from ITF for a project which started in May 2011.
The first thing they did was bought all the equipment they needed which included 3 watering cans, 5 pangas (machetes), 50,000 polythene bags and three lorry loads of manure! It then took them two months to put all the soil into the polythene bags.
ITF have received a very positive annual report from the Cluny Wildlife Trust who are managing the Improvement of Livelihoods of Rural People project on Likoma Island in Malawi.
The Rural Community Forestry Project has submitted a very encouraging interim report. The initiative is managed by Our Lady of Mercy Community Services based in Accra, Ghana and aims to plant 1000 mango trees in community orchards and provide training to local people on planting and cultivation of the trees.
Rural Development Interdiocesan Service (RDIS) have provided a very encouraging project end report despite difficult circumstances.
Our partner in Tamale Ghana, the Development Concern Centre has reported back on the progress of their Tree Protection through Bee keeping Project.
ITF have received a very positive 6 month report from the Forestry Development & Education Project based in Lamwo District, Northern Uganda.
Work has got off to a remarkably effective start at the Cluny Wildlife Trust in Malawi – the project aims to reforest the indigenous woodlands on the island and to promote sustainable use of the forests.