Amuria Schools Tree Planting Project

Background In Amuria District, Eastern Uganda, ITF partner Save a Seed for the Future (SAFE) have started work with 10 schools. Working with both children and teachers, Amuria Schools Tree Planting Project (ASTREPP) aims to raise awareness about environmental degradation and give students practical skills in tree planting. Although the project is primarily targeting schools, SAFE believe…

Revival of the Community Spirit in Zambia

On the border with Malawi, in the Lundazi District, Eastern Province of Zambia, deforestation is largely attributed to a dramatic increase in the cultivation of tobacco, cotton and maize. Unsustainable farming, logging for charcoal and fuel, as well as wildfires are also contributing factors to environmental degradation in the area. However, a strong community spirit,…

Multifunctional Agriculture: At Last, a Solution and ‘Plan B’ for Africa

A practical, appropriate and effective solution to Africa’s food and nutritional insecurity has eluded everyone for over 100 years1. Since colonial days, conventional thinking has been based on the misconception that what works in temperate latitudes must work in the tropics and sub-tropics. This thinking fails to understand the very different biophysical, social and economic conditions…